Devils fall to Wild 2-1 on last-second goal in overtime
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Matt Boldy scored with 1.3 seconds left in overtime and Filip Gustavsson made a career-high 47 saves to give the Minnesota Wild a 2-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night.
The game was a chippy, defensive struggle. After two scoreless periods, the Devils were outshooting the Wild 22-19.
Minnesota finally broke through 6:41 into the third when Mason Shaw scored his seventh goal of the season on a wraparound.
Timo Meier answered for the Devils five minutes later with his 35th goal of the season on a wraparound of his own.
New Jersey was unable to convert on a late power play, and the teams went to overtime.
It was a back-and-forth five minutes of extra hockey, with both goaltenders making good saves. After Jack Hughes hit the post for the Devils, the puck caromed off a post to Boldy and he beat the buzzer with his 23rd goal of the season.
Vitek Vanecek stopped 27 shots for New Jersey.
The Devils are 10-4 in overtime, while the Wild improved to 4-5.
Wild: Play at Philadelphia on Thursday night.
Devils: Play at Buffalo on Friday night.