Mon, 23 May 2022

Marcus Foligno's OT goal lifts Wild over Blackhawks

Field Level Media
23 Jan 2022, 15:19 GMT+10

Marcus Foligno scored with 38 seconds remaining in overtime and the Minnesota Wild stormed back for a 4-3 win over the visiting Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night in St. Paul.

Foligno scored his 16th goal of the season and 102nd goal of his career off a pass from Jordan Greenway, who finished with two assists. Joel Eriksson Ek, Kirill Kaprizov and Kevin Fiala also scored for Minnesota, which completed a home-and-home sweep over the Blackhawks in consecutive nights.

Henrik Borgstrom scored two goals to lead the Blackhawks. Alex DeBrincat also scored for Chicago.

Minnesota goaltender Kaapo Kahkonen turned aside 33 of 36 shots in the victory.

On the opposite side of the ice, Blackhawks netminder Kevin Lankinen stopped 40 of 44 shots.

The Blackhawks broke a 2-2 tie with 7:57 remaining in the third period when Borgstrom knocked in a loose puck after a scramble in front of the net. It marked the first multi-goal game of his career and came one night after he was a healthy scratch.

Borgstrom entered the night with two goals in 26 games before matching that total in 8:06 of ice time.

The Wild pulled even at 3-3 with 2:04 left in the third period. Greenway snapped a shot from the left circle that was stopped, but Fiala found the loose puck and punched it in for his 10th goal.

Chicago opened the scoring at the 9:51 mark of the first period. Borgstrom stood in the left circle and deflected Erik Gustafsson's shot from near the blue line.

The Blackhawks made it 2-0 with 2:53 remaining in the first period. DeBrincat scored his 24th goal on a one-timer from the left circle off a perfectly placed pass from Seth Jones.

Minnesota cut the deficit to 2-1 on the man advantage in the final minute of the first period. Eriksson Ek, who was playing in his second game back from a lower-body injury that sidelined him for a month, potted his 12th goal by punching in a loose puck in front of the net.

The score did not change until the third period, when the Wild pulled even at 2-2 with 9:15 remaining. During another power play for Minnesota, Mats Zuccarello zipped a pass across the goal line to Kaprizov, who buried a one-timer for his 17th goal.

--Field Level Media

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