San Jose Sharks (2-2-0, seventh in the West Division) vs. Minnesota Wild (3-1-0, fourth in the West Division) St. Paul, Minnesota; Friday, 8 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: San Jose visits the Minnesota Wild after the Sharks defeated St. Louis 2-1 in a shootout. Minnesota went 35-27-7 overall and 8-10-1 in division games in the 2019-20 season. The Wild scored 3.2 goals per game while allowing opponents to average 3.1 last season. San Jose went 11-11-1 in division games and 12-19-3 on the road during the 2019-20 season. The Sharks scored 180 total goals last season averaging 2.6 per game. The matchup Friday is the first meeting of the season for the two teams. INJURIES: Wild: None listed. Sharks: Maxim Letunov: out (health protocols). ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. The Associated Press
Joel Eriksson Ek had a goal and an assist, including the game-winning score early in the third period, and the Minnesota Wild capped a successful season-opening road trip with a 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night. Eriksson Ek ripped a quick wrist shot past Ryan Miller's glove side off a pass from Jordan Greenway 1:53 into the third for his second goal of the season and the eighth game-winning goal of his career. The win is the third in four games for Minnesota, which is part of the reconfigured West Division this season.
Nicolas Deslauriers and Cam Fowler scored, and Ryan Miller stopped 29 shots, but the Ducks fall short against the Minnesota Wild 3-2.