Skip to main content

Bouchard scores winning goal in shootout as Wild beat Blackhawks 3-2

Brian Rolston and Todd White also scored for the Wild and goalie Manny Fernandez stopped 27 shots for his first victory since Nov. 11. The loss ended Chicago's three-game winning streak and prevented Denis Savard from becoming the first Blackhawks coach to win his first four games.

Savard replaced Trent Yawney as head coach last week and was rewarded for his strong start with a contract extension through the 2007-08 season earlier in the day.

After starting 9-2, the Wild had lost nine of its last 11 entering Tuesday's game and dropped to seventh-place in the Western Conference. Minnesota is 6-2 in shootouts this season.

Brandon Bochenski scored his first goal of the season and Bryan Smolinkski added a short-handed goal for Chicago.

TOP HEADLINES

Brock Boeser

Canucks Sign Boeser to Three-Year Extension

The Vancouver Canucks have signed Brock Boeser to a three-year contract extension with an AAV of $6.65 million.

USATSI_18102369

NHL Off-Season Outlook: Buffalo Sabres

The Buffalo Sabres have a lot of cap room to play with, but what will they do with it this summer?

Pierre-Luc Dubois

Rangers, Canadiens Linked to Pierre-Luc Dubois

Pierre-Luc Dubois' reported intention to test the 2024 unrestricted free-agent market generated anxiety among Winnipeg Jets followers and created a stir in the rumor mill. It didn't take long for reports to emerge linking the 24-year-old center to other clubs.