Wild Down Ducks 4-1

Sunday, 10.16.2005 / 12:00 AM / News
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Wild Down Ducks 4-1

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Manny Fernandez made 28 saves, and the Minnesota Wild's power play clicked again in their 4-1 victory over the Anaheim Mighty Ducks on Sunday.

Brian Rolston and Filip Kuba had power-play goals in the first period for the Wild, who entered with the top-ranked unit in the league. Minnesota has converted an impressive 36.4 percent of its opportunities.

The Wild didn't waste any time getting going on Sunday.

A charging penalty to Corey Perry less than five minutes in gave them their first chance. Marc Chouinard's shot from the point bounced off goaltender J.S. Giguere to Todd White, who slid the puck across the crease to Rolston. He scored to give the Wild a 1-0 lead just under six minutes in.

That was just the beginning. Eight minutes later, the Wild got another power play when Ruslan Salei went to the box for high-sticking.

Chouinard chased down the puck at the right faceoff dot, wheeled and fired at Giguere. The shot bounced all the way into the left circle, and Kuba charged in from the point and slammed the puck past a diving Giguere.

The Wild were 2-for-8 on the power play and are 9-for-19 with the man advantage at home.

Chouinard had three assists, and Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Kyle Wanvig also scored for the Wild, who took advantage of a lackluster night from Giguere, the MVP of the 2003 playoffs.

Giguere made just 15 saves and was pulled for Ilja Bryzgalov after giving up a breakaway goal to Wanvig midway through the third period.

Fernandez was rarely tested, but he came up big when he had to. He smothered a point-blank slap shot from Petr Sykora in the third, then made a nifty glove save on a breakaway by Joffrey Lupul a minute later.

He lost his chance for his 11th career shutout when Bruno St. Jacques scored with 13.5 seconds remaining.

The Mighty Ducks were playing without center Sergei Fedorov and defenseman Sandis Ozolinsh for the second straight game. Fedorov was held out with a groin injury, and Ozolinsh strained a muscle in his chest after missing Friday's game with the flu.

Defenseman Jason Marshall was also scratched after breaking his nose in Friday's win over Columbus.

The Wild were also short-handed. Star forward Marian Gaborik was originally scheduled to make his season debut on Sunday after missing five games with a groin injury. But general manager Doug Risebrough decided to let Gaborik rest for one more game, and the right winger now plans to play against San Jose on Wednesday.

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 77 31 56 28 87
C. Perry 81 43 39 32 82
N. Bonino 77 22 27 14 49
M. Perreault 69 18 25 13 43
A. Cogliano 82 21 21 13 42
C. Fowler 70 6 30 15 36
K. Palmieri 71 14 17 9 31
D. Winnik 76 6 24 6 30
H. Lindholm 78 6 24 29 30
S. Koivu 65 11 18 3 29
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 20 5 0 .923 2.29
J. Hiller 29 13 7 .911 2.48


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