ST. PAUL, Minn. — — Marcus Foligno scored twice and Filip Gustavsson made 28 saves as the Minnesota Wild defeated the Winnipeg Jets 6-1 on Wednesday night.
Matt Boldy added a goal and two assists for the Wild, and Kirill Kaprizov extended his point streak to seven games with a power play goal 28 seconds into the third period.
Foligno entered the season with just one goal, which came in Minnesota’s second game. The veteran winger scored on a rebound early in the third to give the Wild a 3-1 lead and added another lead midway through the period after a give-and-go play with linemate Joel Eriksson Ek.
Gustavsson made his third straight start in net with Marc-Andre Fleury still out with an upper body injury. His biggest save came midway through the second period when he pushed Cole Perfetti on a breakaway.
Connor Hellebuyck’s six goals allowed were the most he has given up all season. He came in with 2.07 goals per game, the second best in the NHL. Minnesota’s final goal drew chants of “Sieve! Sift!” from Wild fans.
Mason Shaw put the Wild up 1-0 in the first period just as Minnesota’s first power play was winding down. Shaw fired a shot from above the left circle that found its way through traffic and past Hellebuyck.
Wild defender Cam Addison scored his first goal this season and third of his career early in the second for a 2-0 lead.
Kaprizov’s power play goal was Minnesota’s first goal in six games.
Kyle Connor scored Winnipeg’s goal, a cracker that made it 3-1 in the second period.
Wild defenseman Jonas Brodin was scratched with a non-COVID-19 illness.
Prior to the game, Minnesota acquired veteran forward Ryan Reaves from the New York Rangers for a fifth-round draft pick in 2025.
Ice Age has been hard to come by this season for New York’s 35-year-old Reaves. He was a healthy scratch for eight of the Rangers’ last 12 games.
Wilde general manager Bill Guerin foresees Reaves will get plenty of playing time and likes the toughness he brings to the roster.
“He didn’t play regularly, but for us I just feel like what Ryan brings as a player, the way he plays his role is elite,” said Guerin. “Just as important as that is that he brings a lot of energy. He is always full of energy. He is a great personality. I think this is something our team really needs right now.”
Jets: Play in Dallas on Friday.
Wild: Host the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday.
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