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Wild Winning streak snapped by 6-2 loss in Montreal

 
Wild Winning streak snapped by 6-2 loss in Montreal

By: Kate Butler | KFAN.com
@kateMbutler

 

Minnesota traveled to Montreal to take on the Canadiens tonight at the Bell Centre. In sixty minutes of hockey, the Wild were able to sneak in only two goals, which were no match for the six the came from the Canadiens.

The first period turned up nothing but penalties for both sides. Jared Spurgeon picked up a tripping penalty, while Zenon Konopka and Brandon Prust both sat five minutes for fighting. The Wild are 22.1% on the power play this year, sixth in the league.

The Canadiens drew first blood of the game at 3:14 in the second period with a goal from Max Pacioretty. Montreal would continue to bleed the Wild dry for the entirety of the period. Pacioretty beat Harding, who had no chance, once again at 10:06 of the period, leaving the Wild trailing by two goals. Exactly three and a half minutes later at 13:36, Pacioretty picked up a hat trick on a power play. After goal number three from Pacioretty, Darcy Kuemper stepped in for Harding. Upon facing his first shot of the evening, Kuemper let in a goal from Michael Bournival.

At 4:42 into the final period of play, a goal from Daniel Briere left the Wild with a 5-0 deficit. Even though it took just over 45 minutes of play, the Wild finally were able to answer with a goal from Nino Niederreiter at 5:30 into the period. Brodziak took a trip to the box for tripping, which gave Montreal a chance at a power play. The Canadiens were able to capitalize on this chance with a PPG from Alex Galchenyuk at 7:59 in the third. This put Montreal at a 6-1 advantage, but Dany Heatley was able to sneak in one last goal before the end of the game at 1.3 seconds left to play on a power play.

The Wild left the Bell Centre hanging their heads after a 6-2 loss against the Montreal Canadiens. Minnesota will travel to Ottawa tomorrow where the puck will drop against the Senators at 6:30 p.m. As always, you can catch all the action on KFAN 100.3 FM and on IHeartRadio.com

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