Minnesota Wild Set the Franchise Record for Most Goals in 10-7 Win Over the Canucks

Minnesota Wild defenseman Jonas Brodin in 2017
Minnesota Wild defenseman Jonas Brodin in 2017. Photo by Daniel Lea/Csm/Shutterstock (9298212o)

Things didn’t look great for Minnesota Wild in their Monday clash against the Vancouver Canucks, as they found themselves on the losing side of a 5-3 result after two periods. However, a scoring rampage in the final third not only helped them get a 10-7 win but also made some franchise history.

By scoring 10 goals against the Canucks, the Wild set a new franchise record for most goals scored in a single game. They also managed to score six goals in the span of 5:45 minutes, which was the quickest six-goal scoring stretch by any NHL team since 1999.

Kirill Kaprizov and Joel Eriksson Ek scored hat-tricks for the Wild, while Matt Boldy, Jonas Brodin, Marco Rossi, and Mats Zuccarello added one goal each.

“It was all the guys,” Minnesota coach John Hynes told reporters after the game when asked whether he did something special to motivate his players for the final third. “You could feel the way — in the game — that there was no letdown. When it was 4-1, 5-2, the mindset was still the same. … And then it was more of just staying with it.”

The win over Canucks was particularly important for the Wild, as it kept them in contention for a playoff spot. Minnesota is currently sixth in the Central Division with a 26-23-6 record and trails the eighth-placed St. Louis Blues by two points.

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