WILD FALLS TO BLUEJACKETS 3-1Sep 9, 2017
Minnesota Meets Dallas Monday at 2:30 PM
Traverse City, Mich. – The Minnesota Wild and Columbus BlueJackets met in the second game of the round-robin NHL prospects tournament in Traverse City with the Bluejackets picking up a 3-1 win. Columbus forward Hayden Hodgson scored twice and Jordan Maletta added a power-play goal as the Bluejackets improved to 2-0-0-0 in the tournament. Dante Salituro tallied Minnesota’s lone goal as the Wild fell to 1-1-0-0 in the tournament. Bluejackets goalie Ivan Kulbakov stopped 29 of 30 for the victory. Wild goalie Dereck Baribeau made 21 saves in the loss. Minnesota plays its third game of the tournament on Monday at 2:30 PM CT versus the Dallas Stars prospects.
After a scoreless first period of play, the BlueJackets claimed a 1-0 lead with an early power-play tally by Jordan Maletta to start the second period. Calvin Thurkauf snapped a shot towards the Wild net and the puck was deflected by a Minnesota defender. The puck landed by the skates of Maletta in the slot and fired a wrist shot over the shoulder of Dereck Baribeau for the 1-0 lead. Columbus took a 2-0 advantage at 8:58 as the forwards crashed the Minnesota slot and Hayden Hodgson jammed a rebound past Baribeau. Forward Paul Bittner picked up the lone assist on Columbus’ second goal of the evening. The Wild countered to split the deficit in half at 12:44. Joel Eriksson Ek played the puck to defenseman Brennan Menell at the blueline. Menell cranked a slapshot to the Columbus net that was turned away by goalie Ivan Kulbakov. Forward Dante Salituro found the rebound and put it past the Bluejackets goalie for the 2-1 score after two periods of play.
Jumpstarting a rush through center, Hayden Hodgson scored his second goal of the night off a 3-on-2 rush. Hodgson used a Wild defender as a screen and snapped a wrist shot past Baribeau at 14:33 for the 3-1 final.
STREAMING: All Minnesota Wild games at the 2017 NHL Prospect Tournament will stream live within FOX Sports North's broadcast coverage area on Wild.com, FOX Sports GO and NHL.com. Fans can download the FOX Sports Go mobile app for free from the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Amazon App Store and Windows Store. To stream games, users will need to verify credentials by signing in with their pay-TV provider's user ID and password; there is no additional charge to use FOX Sports GO. All Wild games will also be carried live on Wild.com and feature the play-by-play commentary of Iowa Wild broadcaster Joe O'Donnell. He will be joined by Josh Fisher.
Fans outside of the FOX Sports North’s broadcast coverage are can view the streams via NHL.com
Fans can also visit wild.com for daily tournament updates from Traverse City from Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations, Brent Flahr and Digital Content Coordinator, Dan Myers. Additionally, fans may check iowawild.com for updates from Iowa’s Sr. Director of Communications and Digital Content Josh Fisher, or by following @iawild, @wildjoeradio and @iowawildfish.
2017 TRAVERSE CITY NHL PROSPECT TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE*
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
Minnesota 6 vs. St. Louis 5 F
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
Minnesota 1 vs. Columbus 3 F
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
2:30 p.m. Minnesota vs. Dallas
5:30 p.m. Carolina vs. Chicago
6:00 p.m. New York Rangers vs. Detroit
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
2:00 p.m. Seventh Place Game (4th Howe vs. 4th Lindsay)
2:30 p.m. Fifth Place Game (3rd Howe vs. 3rd Lindsay)
5:30 p.m. Third Place Game (2nd Howe vs. 2nd Lindsay)
6:00 p.m. Championship Game (1st Howe vs. 1st Lindsay)
* All times listed are Central
The Iowa Wild plays a pair of preseason games, both will be in North Dakota against the Manitoba Moose - the Winnipeg Jets AHL club. Iowa and Manitoba meet at the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks, ND on Friday. Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. The two teams will play a second preseason game at the Scheels Arena in Fargo, ND on Saturday. Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. Iowa hosts the Green-White scrimmage at Wells Fargo Arena on Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 6 p.m.
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