Wild vs. Ducks – NHL Game Recap – November 9, 2022 | ESPN
Anaheim, CA — Kirill Kaprizov, who was well rested, removed his frustration on the Anaheim Ducks.
The Minnesota striker—who received a game-time penalty and $5,000 fine for hitting Los Angeles defense Drew Doughty during the second period on Tuesday night—scored two power-play goals as Wild continued his dominance of the ducks with a 4-1 victory on Wednesday night.
“He was excited with everything that happened last night,” Wilde coach Dean Evason said.
The match was tied 1-1 after two periods before the wilderness took control. Matt Domba scored the green goal 1:21 in the third goal when he hit the puck in front of the net.
Joseph Kramarosa also scored for The Wild, which won 11 in a row on the Ducks, the longest winning streak against an opponent in franchise history. Philip Gustafson stopped 32 rounds.
“Even in the first half, we had a lot of chances. And it was just a matter of time. We stuck with him and good things happened,” Domba said. “To get this guy into the power game, we were ready to go out for third. We found our legs and knew we had to push for another 20 minutes.”
Pavol Regenda scored his first goal in the National Hockey League as the Ducks fell to 0-9 in games that were decided by two goals or more. John Gibson saved 35 saves.
“The pace was good. We had some problems with the penalty kicks there. “This is always going to get you a little bit out of it, and puts a penalty kick that kills players under a lot of duress,” said defender Cam Fowler at Anaheim. “It’s difficult to get into the rhythm of the match and that was a big problem for us in the third half.”
This is the second time in Kaprizov’s three seasons in the NHL that he has scored twice in power play. The other was in 2021 against Colorado.
Minnesota, which entered game eight in the league in the power game, was 2 for 6.
“When the pucks aren’t getting into the net and you’re not feeling well, you need to look at the power game to help you move forward,” Evason said. “We had more looks here tonight, which allowed us to feel good. Not only the guys on the ice but the guys on the bench feel that too.”
Kaprizov equalized in the 1st minute at 16:37 of the second half when he redirected Matt Boldy’s shot past Gibson 13 seconds after Wilde’s powerful play. The score also cut short a goal deficit for nearly eight periods for Wilde (159 minutes, 40 seconds) after they were disqualified in their last two games.
Kaprizov made it 3-1 when he slid the ball to the near side of the post after getting a pass from Mats Zuccarello while Wilde had a double advantage.
In his 13th game, Kaprizov became the second fastest player in Wild history to score 10 goals in a single season. Bryan Rollston did it in 12 games during the 2006-07 season.
The Wild’s 11 over-the-duck streak is the second longest active streak in the NHL. The Boston Bruins have 19 straight wins over the Arizona Coyotes.
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Regenda’s first NHL goal came at 13:24 of the second half. He fired an early shot from the hole to give Anaheim a short-lived 1-0 advantage.
Regenda of AHL affiliate Ducks in San Diego has been called with Adam Henrik out of the squad as his wife Lauren is expecting the couple’s first child.
Zegras appeared to score the third lacrosse-style goal of his brief NHL career early in the second half, but was invalidated when replays decided Dmitriy Kulikov was offside before the goal.
Zegras grabbed behind the Wild’s net before wrapping it around the net, scooping the disc with the stick’s blade and resting it on Gustavsson’s right shoulder. Zagras saluted after the goal in honor of the match that was held on Military Duck Appreciation Night.
“It’s so silly. I watched him in slow motion between intervals and the speed he’s doing and picking up the disc himself and doing it, it’s just crazy. I don’t know what to say about it,” Gustafson said.
Wild: Fly to Seattle on Friday.
Ducks: Host Chicago on Saturday.
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