Wild pick up 1st points of season in shutout of Senators

Alex Stalock stopped all 26 shots he faced and the Minnesota Wild picked up their first win of the season with a 2-0 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Monday.

Victor Rask and Zach Parise scored third-period goals for the Wild (1-4-0), the last team to pick up a point in the league.

Stalock, in his first start of the season, earned his sixth career shutout.

Monday’s afternoon game was the start of a three-game road trip for Minnesota.

Craig Anderson stopped 34 shots for the Senators (1-4-0), who wrapped up a four-game homestand with a 1-3-0 record.

After two scoreless periods the Wild broke the stalemate midway through the third. Rask had a great takeaway on Jean-Gabriel Pageau and then beat Anderson shortside.

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Parise added an empty-net goal to seal the win after the Senators failed to take advantage of their fifth power play late in the game.

Ottawa pulled Anderson to have a two-man advantage but failed to register a shot on goal.

The Senators were 0 for 5 on the power play to drop to 0 for 17 with the man advantage this season. Ottawa’s best chances Monday came in the second period, but Stalock made a couple of big saves.

There was a scary moment for the Senators late in the second as Anderson took a skate in the head when Jason Zucker fell after being tripped by Thomas Chabot. Anderson remained in the game.

A scoreless first period saw the Wild outshoot the Senators 11-7, but Ottawa had the edge in play. Ottawa blocked 11 of Minnesota’s shots.

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