Talk about a Wild comeback for Minnesota
The Minnesota Wild took back sole possession of the lead in the Central Division, thanks to a thrilling comeback win over the Pacific Division-leading Anaheim Ducks on Saturday.
Minnesota trailed 3-1 early in the second period. Jason Zucker closed the deficit in the middle period, before they took the lead for good thanks to a frenzy of three goals from Erik Haula, Ryan Suter and Zucker in 1:59 late in regulation for a 5-3 victory.
“When we came in in between the second and third, knowing we were only down a goal, and knowing our history, we didn’t think we were out of it,” said coach Bruce Boudreau, per the Pioneer Press.
And so the Wild remain one of the hottest teams in the league, leading Chicago by two points.
While it’s a comeback for them, the Ducks don’t quite see it the same way.
“It’s not what they did, to be honest. We self-imploded. Gave up too many opportunities, left our goalie out to dry,” said Cam Fowler.
Additional bad news for the Ducks, however, was that goalie John Gibson left the game in the second period with an upper-body injury, and didn’t return.
RC said too early to see how John Gibson will respond. Team has practice tomorrow in WPG. "He just felt he couldn't play."— Eric Stephens (@icemancometh) January 22, 2017