Wild Fall 5-1 Against Atlanta - Game Recap
Minnesota couldn't hang with the Thrashers on Thursday as Atlanta blasted the Wild 5-1 at Philips Arena.
The Thrashers were a -127 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.5.
Atlanta got goals from Fredrik Modin, Nik Antropov, Jim Slater, Ben Eager, and Andrew Ladd in the victory. Eager opened the scoring at 3:24 of the first period.
Ondrej Pavelec turned in a 32-save effort for the Thrashers.
Antti Miettinen scored for the Wild, finding the net behind Ondrej Pavelec.
Minnesota got a 29-stop effort from Niklas Backstrom in the loss.
Atlanta scored 0 times on 2 chances on the power play, while Minnesota went 1-for-3 with the man advantage.
Minnesota lost the shots on goal battle to Atlanta by a margin of 34-33.
Next game, Atlanta takes its act home to face Pittsburgh looking for another win. For Minnesota, they head on the road to face Florida.