Alex Stalock stopped all 26 shots he faced and the Minnesota Wild picked up their first win of the season with a 2-0 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Monday.
Victor Rask and Zach Parise scored third-period goals for the Wild (1-4-0), the last team to pick up a point in the league.
Stalock, in his first start of the season, earned his sixth career shutout.
Monday’s afternoon game was the start of a three-game road trip for Minnesota.
Craig Anderson stopped 34 shots for the Senators (1-4-0), who wrapped up a four-game homestand with a 1-3-0 record.
After two scoreless periods the Wild broke the stalemate midway through the third. Rask had a great takeaway on Jean-Gabriel Pageau and then beat Anderson shortside.
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Parise added an empty-net goal to seal the win after the Senators failed to take advantage of their fifth power play late in the game.
Ottawa pulled Anderson to have a two-man advantage but failed to register a shot on goal.
The Senators were 0 for 5 on the power play to drop to 0 for 17 with the man advantage this season. Ottawa’s best chances Monday came in the second period, but Stalock made a couple of big saves.
There was a scary moment for the Senators late in the second as Anderson took a skate in the head when Jason Zucker fell after being tripped by Thomas Chabot. Anderson remained in the game.
A scoreless first period saw the Wild outshoot the Senators 11-7, but Ottawa had the edge in play. Ottawa blocked 11 of Minnesota’s shots.
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