After finishing the month of January with only 23 goals in 13 games, February was a chance for the Minnesota Wild to rebound and start building their way to a playoff push. Unfortunately for Wild fans, the Thursday night matchup against the New York Rangers provided another heartbreaking moment.
Two goals within the first 10 minutes sparked Minnesota, but New York had a furious comeback culminating in a go-ahead goal scored on a wrister by Derick Brassard almost six minutes into the third period.
Brassard’s goal came just more than a minute after J.T. Miller scored his eighth goal since Jan. 16 to tie the game with 15:25 left.
Before the night was over, Chris Kreider scored an empty net goal to seal the 4–2 win.
New York improved to 28-18-5 while Minnesota fell to 23-19-9.
– Cait Platt