Wild vs Maple Leafs Final: 2-1 - Recap
|Wild vs Maple Leafs Final: 2-1 - Recap|
Minnesota needed a shootout to earn a 2-1 victory over Toronto on Wednesday in NHL action at Xcel Energy Center.
Minnesota won as a -149 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 5 were rewarded at the payout window.
The win was clinched by Jason Pominville, who beat Jonathan Bernier in a shootout to gain the extra point in the standings for Minnesota. Zach Parise scored for the Wild in the victory. Parise opened the scoring for Minnesota, finding the back of the net at 15:43 of the third period. The goal was assisted by Charlie Coyle and Mikko Koivu.
Josh Harding stopped 19 of 20 Toronto shots in the victory.
Toronto got a goal from Mason Raymond in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Jonathan Bernier stopped 33 of 34 shots for the Maple Leafs, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
Minnesota scored 0 times on 5 chances on the power play, while Toronto went 1-for-3 with the man advantage.
Toronto lost the shots on goal battle to Minnesota by a margin of 34-23.
Next game, Minnesota takes its act home to face Florida looking for another win. For Toronto, they head on the road to face Buffalo.