Los Angeles Times
Late goal ruins night for Stolarz, Ducks
Goalie makes 41 saves starting for the injured Gibson, but Wild win with 7.2 seconds left.
Marcus Foligno scored with 7.2 seconds remaining in regulation to give the Minnesota Wild a 2-1 win over the Ducks on Friday night in Anaheim.
Foligno beat Anthony Stolarz between his legs from the slot to give the Wild a win in their season opener. Kevin Fiala had a powerplay goal and Cam Talbot made 28 saves for Minnesota.
Jakob Silfverberg scored on the power play for the Ducks, and Stolarz made 41 saves in place of John Gibson, who suffered a lowerbody injury in the season opener on Wednesday.
Gibson was hurt in a collision with Winnipeg Jets
forward Andrew Copp in the third period of the Ducks’ 4-1 win. Ducks forward Troy Terry also did not play because of a non-COVID-19 illness.
Fiala tied it up 1-1 at 17:35 of the second period, chipping in Mats Zuccarello’s pass through the crease. Zuccarello took over on the top power-play unit because
Joel Eriksson Ek briefly went back to the dressing room.
Kirill Kaprizov, the rookie of the year, had the secondary assist in his first game since signing a fiveyear, $45-million contract on Sept. 21.
Silfverberg scored on a wraparound 17 seconds into the second to put the Ducks
ahead 1-0. After scoring just three goals with the man advantage in 28 home games during the abbreviated 202021 campaign, the Ducks are three for nine on the power play in their first two games on home ice this season.
The power-play goal came after Foligno and Ducks winger Max Jones got into a scrap late in the first period. Both players received fighting penalties and a 10-minute misconduct, but Foligno was assessed a minor for interference.