Goalie Devin Dubnyk made 37 saves to earn the win for the Wild, who will take on the Western Conference-leading Dallas Stars Saturday night in Texas. The game can be heard on AM 1240 WJON beginning at 6:45 p.m.
Nino Niederreiter scored the Wild's lone goal at 12:55 of the first period to tie the game at one, but the Ducks would retake the lead 3:06 later and add two more goals in the third period to pull away.
The Minnesota Wild open the 2015-16 NHL regular season tonight against the Colorado Avalanche in Denver. After a strong second half last season, hopes are high for a successful year in the State of Hockey. Let's play hockey!
The Twins are fighting for a playoff spot, the Vikings are off to a nice start, the Wild are starting a new season, the Timberwolves are loaded with young talent, and the Lynx are in the WNBA finals...
Niklas Backstrom was named the first star of the game following his 28-save shutout, and Matt Dumba scored the game-winning goal at 4:12 of overtime, with assists credited to Justin Fontaine and Charlie Coyle.
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