Eriksson Ek has goal, assist, Wild defeat Ducks to split two-game set


ANAHEIM — Joel Eriksson Ek had a goal and an assist for the Minnesota Wild in a 3-2 win against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on Wednesday.

The Wild, who went 3-1-0 on a season-opening road trip, split the two-game set with the Ducks, who won 1-0 on Monday.

Ryan Hartman scored shorthanded, Nick Bonino scored on a power play, and Kaapo Kahkonen made 22 saves in his first start of the season for the Wild.

Nicolas Deslauriers had a goal and an assist, Carter Rowney had two assists, and Ryan Miller made 29 saves in his first start of the season for the Ducks (1-2-1).

Eriksson Ek capped off a long shift by scoring off a feed from below the goal line by Jordan Greenway for a 3-2 lead at 1:53 of the third period.

Hartman scored off his own rebound on a breakaway to give Minnesota a 1-0 lead at 13:51 of the first period.

The Wild ended an 0-for-18 start on the power play this season when Bonino scored off a faceoff at 5:50 of the second period to make it 2-0.

Deslauriers scored for the second straight game when Kahkonen was unable to glove a wrist shot from Rowney and the puck fell in front of him, giving Deslauriers an opening to push it through Kahkonen’s pads to cut the lead to 2-1 at 8:58.

Rowney set up Cam Fowler at the end of a 2-on-1 to make it 2-2 at 12:21.

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