National Hockey League
Buffalo 3, Minnesota 2
Thursday, December 16, 2021 8:00 PM
When: 8:00 PM ET, Thursday, December 16, 2021
Where: Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Referees: Wes McCauley, Garrett Rank
Linesmen: Shandor Alphonso, Scott Cherrey
Attendance: 18022
Final Scoring Summary
 
Final OT123OTT
Buffalo 0111SO3
Minnesota 11002
Team Records
 
Team W/L Home Away Streak
Buffalo 10-15-3-1 6-8-1-1 4-7-2-0 W2
Minnesota 19-8-0-2 10-2-0-1 9-6-0-1 L3
Recap Quick Hits
  • With this loss, the Minnesota Wild have a 10-2-0-1 record at home this season. The Buffalo Sabres have a 4-7-2-0 record on the road.
  • Minnesota has a streak of 3 straight up losses. The Wild have won 7 of their last 10 games.
  • Buffalo has a streak of 2 straight up wins. The Sabres have won 3 of their last 10 games.
  • Kirill Kaprizov played for 18:33 during 19 shifts and scored 1 point. Kirill Kaprizov had 1 goal and 0 assists.
  • Dylan Cozens played for 17:54 during 24 shifts and scored 1 point. Dylan Cozens had 1 goal and 0 assists.
  • Minnesota had 2 powerplay opportunities and converted 0 of them.
  • Buffalo had 2 powerplay opportunities and converted 0 of them.
Top Game Performances
Buffalo   Minnesota
Dylan Cozens 1 Points Kirill Kaprizov 1
Dylan Cozens 1 Goals Kirill Kaprizov 1
Vinnie Hinostroza 1 Assists Alex Goligoski 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen .938 Save Percentage Cam Talbot .950
Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen 30 Saves Cam Talbot 38
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Shots Goals PP PK PIM FW
Buffalo 40 3 0-2 2-2 4 26
Minnesota 32 2 0-2 2-2 4 27
Upcoming Games
  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Florida. The Wild have a W/L % of .684 after a win and .600 after a loss.
  • Buffalo will play their next game on the road against Pittsburgh. The Sabres have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .263 after a loss.