On the second night of a back to back the Wild allow Flames forward Sean Monahan to net two goals against them in their five to one loss. The Wild who are leading the western conference were playing a desperate Flames team who is fighting for a playoff berth.
This team is being lead by Monahan who has eight goals in the last nine games. He stated how it’s the time of year when you get as many man advantages and the one you receive, you must capitalize. He did just this after scoring two on the power play Wednesday night. However, he was not the only player who contributed to the score sheet. Deryk Engelland tallied a goal and an assist while Alex Chiassen and Micheal Ferland also scored one each.
Brian Elliot also had a strong night in goal for the Flames. He saved 28 of 29 and helped the Flames to their second straight victory prior to four straight losses.
Jason Zucker scored the only goal for the Wild while Dubnyk stopped 31. The Wild are 12-0-2 in their last 14 road games. Wednesday night’s loss against the Flames ended their three game winning streak but have still won five of the last six.
On a positive note, Grandlund has an eleven game point streak which is a franchise record for the club and ties the NHL’s longest streak on the year.
The Wild continue their Canadian road trip in Vancouver on Saturday.
– Intern Keenan