Ducks Over Wild 2-1
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Jakob Silfverberg had the go-ahead goal and an assist, and John Gibson stopped 32 shots, helping the Anaheim Ducks end a three-game losing streak with a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Friday night.
Francois Beauchemin scored first for the Ducks, who improved to 27-1-7 in one-goal games this season, including three such wins against the Wild.
Zach Parise had a power-play goal for the Wild, who had a late flurry over the final 96 seconds after goalie Devan Dubnyk was pulled. But Gibson made four saves during that stretch, giving a big lift to the Ducks after allowing six goals two nights earlier.
Starting back-to-back games for the first time this month, the 21-year-old Gibson surrendered some long rebounds but was otherwise sharp on those critical loose pucks.