Wild Outlast Islanders For Tenth Straight Road Win Tuesday
The Minnesota Wild outlasted the New York Islanders for a 2-1, shootout win at Nassau Coliseum Tuesday night. The Wild are now 42-25-7 with 91 points, just three points behind the Chicago Blackhawks for third place in the Central Division.
The Islanders unleashed a barrage of shots early in the game, outshooting the Wild 16-5 in the first period. However, Devan Dubnyk stood tall in net for Minnesota and kept New York off the board through one.
Shots were even at 12 in the second period, but John Tavares beat Dubnyk with under :30 remaining in the period to give the Isles a 1-0 lead heading into the third period.
Zach Parise scored his 29th goal of the season at 11:45 of the third period to send the game to overtime, with the Wild outshooting New York 12-7 in the third.
After a scoreless overtime, Parise scored the shootout's only goal to give Minnesota their tenth straight road win.
The Wild are off until Friday night when they begin a five game homestand with a game against Calgary at Xcel Energy Center.