Wild Suffer Setback Against Sharks Tuesday
The Minnesota Wild continued their mid-season slump Tuesday with a disappointing 4-3 overtime loss to the San Jose Sharks at Xcel Energy Center. The Wild are now 18-15-5 on the season and are now six points out of a playoff spot in the Western Conference.
Minnesota jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period against the Sharks, who had played a tight game the night before at Winnipeg before arriving in the Twin Cities. Jason Zucker and Jared Spurgeon scored goals just over two minutes apart in the first with just under five minutes remaining in the period.
After scoring a second period goal San Jose scored back-to-back goals in the third to take a 3-2 lead with 12:25 remaining in regulation. Zucker came through again for the Wild with a goal with 7:48 remaining to send the game to overtime.
The Sharks got the game-winner from Marc Eaouard Vlasic with 1:51 remaining in overtime.