Kevin Fiala and the Wild fought hard for an NHL point on the ice at the Lightning. The St. Welsh forward signed a goal and an assist in the final 168 seconds of regulation time for Minnesota, who lost 5-4 on penalties.
Author of the 3rd goal of the Wild on a slapshot armed from the blue line and deflected by a player from Tampa Bay, Kevin Fiala was credited with an assist on the 4-4 scored at 39 » from the end of the third period by Joel Eriksson Ek. Led 4-2 since the 50th, Minnesota evolved without its goalkeeper on these two actions.
Kevin Fiala, who is now 12 points (3 goals, 9 assists) this season, however did not find the fault during the penalty shootout. Steven Stamkos scored the only success of this « shootout » for Tampa Bay, which was outnumbered for 1’29 « during extra time.
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