The Minnesota Wild didn’t let a visitors jam sluggish them down in opposition to the New Jersey Devils.

Kevin Fiala scored the lone aim in a shootout, Cam Talbot made 42 saves and the Wild beat the Devils 3-2 on Wednesday evening after arriving late to the sector.

Stuck in vacation visitors in Manhattan with the Holland Tunnel closed, the Wild lastly made it to Prudential Center in New Jersey at 6:26 p.m., pushing again the beginning of the sport 24 minutes to 7:33 p.m.

“In my opinion, it’s a little irresponsible on their part,” Devils coach Lindy Ruff stated.

The delay had no ailing results on the visiting group, which sat via a 2 1/2-hour bus trip from its lodge to the sector.

“Tried to come in here and you know, not to overthink anything. Just go out there and control what I can control. And that’s all you can do in a game like that, a situation like this,” Talbot stated. “So that was my mindset coming into it and I feel like I was able to execute that tonight.”

Minnesota scored two first-period targets earlier than the Devils overcame a 2-0 deficit in the third to ship the sport to time beyond regulation.

Dmitry Kulikov assisted on Ryan Hartman’s aim to open the scoring 12:10 into the primary interval and provides the Wild a 1-0 lead. Nico Strum scored at 19:06, making it 2-0 on the first intermission.

The Devils lower the lead in half early in the third when Pavel Zacha scored to make it 2-1 at 3:08.

New Jersey tied it with six skaters on the ice when Yegor Sharangovich scored at 18:53 to make it 2-all.

The Wild ended a two-game skid and remained atop the Central Division.

Mackenzie Blackwood made 27 saves in the loss. The Devils had been 0 for 4 on the facility play, together with a two-man benefit in the third interval, when Talbot had three saves.

“We did have a couple of good looks. We did have a couple that was frustrating on the entry,” Ruff stated. “We made some tough decisions, but that’s stuff that we’re just going to continue to keep working on. I think we hit a post on a power player, I think we hit an open net on a power play. We’ve just got to keep believing that if we keep working at it, it’s going to get better.”’

The Devils fell to 1-3 in shootouts this season, whereas the Wild improved to 2-1.

NOTES: New Jersey heart Chase De Leo made his debut for the Devils. He performed 9 shifts and 5:30.


Wild: Host the Winnipeg Jets on Friday afternoon.

Devils: At the Nashville Predators on Friday evening.