Jason Pominville and Zach Parise each scored on assists from Mikko Koivu, and Devan Dubnyk made 26 saves to lead the Minnesota Wild in a 2-1 victory on Thursday over the Florida Panthers.
The Minnesota Wild and Florida Panthers are both on the outside of the playoff picture looking in, but both teams sit in 9th place in their respective conference and are just four points back of the final playoff spot.
The Florida Panthers returned to the BB&T Center on Monday following a four-game road trip, but couldn’t retain the strong efforts put fourth while away from home.
Wild coach Mike Yeo took away mostly positives despite Minnesota having its win streak snapped the last time out, but Zach Parise remains concerned about the club’s power play.
Martin Brodeur bounced back from his shortest postseason performance with a record-setting 24th Stanley Cup playoff shutout, leading the New Jersey Devils to a 4-0 victory over the Florida Panthers Thursday night, tying their first-round series at 2-all.