Wild Skate Past Winnipeg In Preseason Opener Monday
The Minnesota Wild beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 in a shootout Monday night in both teams' preseason debut. The Wild will host Winnipeg on Thursday night at Xcel Energy Center.
After an early Jets goal, Minnesota tied the game with a Charlie Coyle power play goal at 5:55 of the first period. Zack Mitchell gave the Wild a 2-1 lead with a goal at 15:04 of the second period, but the Jets answered with a goal 2:21 later.
Former SCSU standout Ryan Malone scored the only goal of the shootout to give the Wild the win.