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Capitals goalie Fucale sets NHL record in shootout loss to Wild

St. Paul, Minnesota – Mats Zuccarello He scored the equalizer 35 seconds before the end of the third half, and the Minnesota Wild defeated the Washington Capitals 3-2 in a penalty shootout at Xcel Energy Center on Saturday.

with Kapo Kahkkonen Drawn for the extra striker, Zuccarello scored from over the right-hand circle to make the score 2-2.

Kekkonen made 29 saves, and Kevin Viala And Frederic Goudreu He scored in a penalty shootout for Minnesota (21-10-2), winning the second in a row despite the lack of nine players.

“I think everyone out there did [heck] Zuccarello said, “…I think everyone who comes in to play comes forward and does the job, and tonight was a perfect example of that. Like [Fiala] He said before me, we are all leaders. Everyone can be a leader in different ways.

“It’s just a good win against a really good team.”

Zach Fucale stopped 21 of Washington’s 22 shots and set the record for longest streak without allowing a goal to start his NHL career in 138:07.

“It’s unbelievable. I didn’t know it,” said Focale, a second-time NHL player in his third game. “This is a wild, unruly thing. It’s a good night, but I’m mad at myself for this goal. For me, this is a tough goal. Just another little experience I have to learn from.”

Video: WSH @ MIN: Fucale dives through the crease and takes away Hartmann

Zuccarillo’s goal ended the streak. wild forward Marcos Foligno He got the goal to cut it to 2-1 at 13:55 of the second period when the Capitals were on the offensive Karl HagelinA pass into the empty net with Fucale went off the ice for an extra striker during a late penalty.

The previous record was 102:48, set by Matt Hackett with The Wild from December 6-8, 2011.

“We needed that goal back then, right?” Dean coach Minnesota Evason said. “We were rocking a little bit. They were coming. We needed some kind of relief. And we were lucky to have it and it really helped our mental fauna…it gave us an actual leap.”

Conor McMichael And Evgeny Kuznetsov Scoring for the capitals (20-7-9), who lost three consecutive (0-1-2) and unbeaten consecutive matches in regulation this season.

“I thought we played really well tonight,” Washington coach Peter Laviollette said. “It’s disappointing in terms of results. You talked about the first goal and then they tied it up at the end and won the penalty shootout. So that leaves you with a really bad taste in your mouth. But I thought the players put in a great goal, a good effort.”

McMichael gave the Capitals a 1-0 lead at 2:41 of the second half when Nick JensenShot deflected in his direction. Kuznetsov made it 2-0 in the power game at 5:48 with one timer from the right circle of a pass Alex Ovechkin.

Video: WSH @ MIN: Viala shoots the ball to win it in the penalty shootout

Kahkonen made a sprawling toe save Lars Eler It’s 11:40 to remain a two-goal game. A video review initiated by the operating room determined that the disc did not cross the goal line.

“We did a lot of really good things in the hockey game tonight starting with the goalkeeper,” Evason said, and our defensive game was really good. Flexible and finally gets the job done.”

Notes: It was wild without a goalkeeper Cam Talbot (Lower body), men’s defense Alex Goligowski (NHL COVID-19 protocol), Jonas Prudden (upper body) and Jared Spurgeon (lower body) and front Kirill Kaprizov (upper body) Joel Erickson Eck (upper body) Nick Bjstad (upper body) Jordan Greenway (Protocol) and Brandon Doheme (protocol). … Minnesota has scored a top 10 NHL goal in 6-on-5 this season and leads the league with four tied goals in the last minute of the third inning. … Foligno scored his 100th National Hockey League goal in his 637th game. … Zuccarillo (one goal, four assists) and Villa (three goals, two assists) have each extended their points streak to four games. Assisted Villa in the goal of Zuccarello. … Eler assisted Kuznetsov and scored eight points (four goals and four assists) in his past ten matches. …Washington won six awards in a row in Minnesota on March 19, 2015.

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