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.