The Minnesota Wild beat the San Jose Sharks 3-1 on Sunday night despite recording only 13 shots.
Minnesota Wild goaltender doesn’t want to be considered the NHL’s only player with multiple sclerosis, he just wants to be recognized for stopping the puck.
The Blackhawks are likely going to get by the Wild without much more trouble the rest of the way. However, Quenneville & Co. now understand that Crawford can make the key save when the game is on the line.
After clinching the best record in the NHL, the Blackhawks will take on the eighth-seeded Wild in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The San Jose Sharks are making a strong push to open the postseason at home. Playing their next three games there could help them move closer to making it happen.
San Jose Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic has been fined for slashing Minnesota’s Dany Heatley.
The San Jose Sharks are streaking into the final month of the season, winning five in a row as they battle for playoff positioning in the tightly bunched Western Conference.
Niklas Backstrom made 33 saves for his first shutout of the season, and Ryan Suter had two more assists, leading Minnesota past the San Jose Sharks 2-0 on Saturday for the Wild’s season-high fifth straight victory.
Jed Ortmeyer’s first goal of the season gave the Minnesota Wild the lead with 4:13 left in a 4-3 victory on Sunday, sending the San Jose Sharks home with a tough loss to finish 2-6-1 on a season-long nine-game road trip.
The Sharks look to win their fifth straight game Tuesday night when they visit a Wild team trying to avoid losing its fourth in a row.