NEWARK, N.J. — The Minnesota Wild didn’t let a site visitors jam sluggish them down in opposition to the New Jersey Devils.
Kevin Fiala scored the lone purpose in a shootout, Cam Talbot made 42 saves and the Wild beat the Devils 3-2 on Wednesday evening after arriving late to the world.
Caught in vacation site visitors in Manhattan with the Holland Tunnel closed, the Wild lastly made it to Prudential Heart in New Jersey at 6:26 p.m., pushing again the beginning of the sport 24 minutes to 7:33 p.m.
“For my part, it’s slightly irresponsible on their half,” Devils coach Lindy Ruff mentioned.
The delay had no ailing results on the visiting crew, which sat by a 2 1/2-hour bus journey from its lodge to the world.
“Tried to return in right here and , to not overthink something. Simply go on the market and management what I can management. And that’s all you are able to do in a sport like that, a scenario like this,” Talbot mentioned. “In order that was my mindset coming into it and I really feel like I used to be capable of execute that tonight.”
Minnesota scored two first-period targets earlier than the Devils overcame a 2-0 deficit within the third to ship the sport to additional time.
Dmitry Kulikov assisted on Ryan Hartman’s purpose to open the scoring 12:10 into the primary interval and provides the Wild a 1-0 lead. Nico Strum scored at 19:06, making it 2-0 on the first intermission.
The Devils minimize the lead in half early within the third when Pavel Zacha scored to make it 2-1 at 3:08.
New Jersey tied it with six skaters on the ice when Yegor Sharangovich scored at 18:53 to make it 2-all.
The Wild ended a two-game skid and remained atop the Central Division.
Mackenzie Blackwood made 27 saves within the loss. The Devils had been 0 for 4 on the facility play, together with a two-man benefit within the third interval, when Talbot had three saves.
“We did have a few beauty. We did have a pair that was irritating on the entry,” Ruff mentioned. “We made some robust selections, however that’s stuff that we’re simply going to proceed to maintain engaged on. I feel we hit a publish on an influence participant, I feel we hit an open web on an influence play. We’ve simply acquired to maintain believing that if we maintain working at it, it’s going to get higher.”’
The Devils fell to 1-3 in shootouts this season, whereas the Wild improved to 2-1.
NOTES: New Jersey heart Chase De Leo made his debut for the Devils. He performed 9 shifts and 5:30.
Wild: Host the Winnipeg Jets on Friday afternoon.
Devils: On the Nashville Predators on Friday evening.