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Hot goaltender ends Wild winning streak as Ducks prevail 1-0

Goalie Cam Talbot stopped 27 shots in the Wild’s first loss of the season.
Credit: AP
Minnesota Wild goaltender Cam Talbot, bottom left, stops a shot by the Anaheim Ducks during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

ANAHEIM, Calif. — John Gibson made 33 saves in his 20th career shutout, and Nicolas Deslauriers scored early in the third period of the Anaheim Ducks’ 1-0 victory over the Minnesota Wild. 

Deslauriers converted a superb pass from new Ducks defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk for his first goal of the season. 

The Ducks hung on to earn their first win of the season while winning their home opener for the fifth consecutive year.

Cam Talbot stopped 27 shots in the Wild’s first loss of the season. 

The Wild went 0 for 5 on the power play, dropping to 0 for 16 to begin the year. The club will continue its west coast road trip with a Ducks rematch Wednesday, before returning to Minnesota and the Xcel Energy Center for the 2021 home opener against San Jose Friday. 

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