Loss of 4 to 1: Montreal admits defeat against Kaprizov and the Wild

Lost 4 to 1: Montreal admits defeat against Kaprizov and the Wild


Kirill Kaprizov scored twice in the second period to lead the Minnesota Wild to a 4-1 victory Tuesday night against the Montreal Canadiens. 

After a good first period for the Habs, the Wild struck quickly in the second period to take control of the game.

With just over a minute remaining, Mason Shaw slipped the puck between Jake Allen's legs. Just over two minutes later, Kaprizov scored his seventh goal of the campaign on the power play.

With five minutes left in the period, Kaprizov went two-on-one with his teammate Marco Rossi. David Savard tried to block the puck, but the young Austrian skillfully deflected it on the fly to hand it to Kaprizov, who then beat the Habs goalie. It was Rossi's first point in the Bettman circuit.

Nick Suzuki deprived Marc-André Fleury of a shutout in the third period, with his fifth goal of the campaign. The captain received the assist from Kirby Dach before surprising the Quebec goalkeeper.

Marc-André Fleury stood up in front of 34 shots to sign a fifth victory this season.

Matt Boldy scored the Wild's fourth goal in an empty net.

Young Juraj Slafkovsky was shaken late in the game after a shoulder shot from Rossi.

The Canadian will head to Winnipeg to face the Jets on Thursday night.