Wild blank Senators 2-0 for 1st win of the season


OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) – Alex Stalock stopped all 26 shots he faced and the Minnesota Wild picked up their first win of the season with a 2-0 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Monday.

Victor Rask and Zach Parise scored third-period goals for the Wild (1-4-0).

Stalock, in his first start of the season, earned his sixth career shutout.

Craig Anderson stopped 33 shots for the Senators (1-4-0), who wrapped up a four-game homestand with a 1-3-0 record.

After two scoreless periods, the Wild opened the scoring midway through the third. Rask had a great takeaway on Jean-Gabriel Pageau and then beat Anderson short-side.

Parise added an empty-net goal to seal the win after the Senators failed to take advantage of their fifth power play late in the game.

Ottawa pulled Anderson to have a two-man advantage but failed to register a shot on goal.

The Senators were 0 for 5 on the power play to drop to 0 for 17 with the man advantage this season. Ottawa’s best chances Monday came in the second period, but Stalock made a couple of big saves.

There was a scary moment for the Senators late in the second as Anderson took a skate in the head when Jason Zucker fell after being tripped by Thomas Chabot. Anderson remained in the game.

A scoreless first period saw the Wild outshoot the Senators 11-7, but Ottawa had the edge in play. Ottawa blocked 11 of Minnesota’s shots.

NOTES: Jordan Szwarz, recalled from AHL Belleville, made his Senators debut, while Nick Paul, also recalled, was a healthy scratch. Artem Anisimov, who left Saturday’s game, did not play Monday. Mikkel Boedker made his season debut Monday. Minnesota was without Mats Zuccarello (undisclosed injury), while Gerald Mayhew and Nick Seeler were healthy scratches.


Wild: At Toronto on Tuesday night.

Senators: At Las Vegas on Thursday night.

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