Zach Parise’s third period goal held up as the Wild edged the Flames 3-2 at Xcel Energy Center. Kyle Brodziak and Jared Spurgeon also lit the lamp for Minnesota, which has won a season-high five straight. Darcy Kuemper made 21 saves in the victory. The Wild are now off until Saturday when they travel to Dallas.
Wild’s Kuemper Named NHL’s Third Star
Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper is the NHL’s Third Star for the week ending on Sunday. Kuemper went 2-and-0 with a 0.48 goals-against-average for the week. In other team news, the Wild signed forward Kurtis Gabriel to a three-year, entry-level contract.