Wild Shoot Down Ducks in Minnesota

Flames hang on to beat Sharks, Avalanche bury Blackhawks
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 31, 2008 1:10 AM CST
Minnesota Wild winger Marian Gaborik (10), of Slovakia, controls the puck in front of Anaheim Ducks defenseman Francois Beauchemin (23) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Jan. 30,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Minnesota Wild scored three goals in a two-minute span in the second period of their 5-1 drubbing of the Anaheim Ducks. Brian Rolston, Marian Gaborik, and Mikko Koivu bunched together those tallies. Jean-Sebastien Giguere was shaky in goal for Anaheim, which has lost four consecutive contests, reports the Associated Press. Elsewhere in the Western Conference:

  • Calgary almost blew a three-goal lead in the third period but was able to hold on for a 5-4 victory over San Jose. Owen Nolan had a hat trick for the Flames.
  • Marek Svatos had two goals for Colorado as the Avalanche broke out of a recent offensive malaise and beat the Chicago Blackhawks 6-3.