Wild arrive late due to traffic, beat Devils 3-2 in shootout
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Kevin Fiala scored the lone goal in a shootout, Cam Talbot made 42 saves and the Minnesota Wild beat the New Jersey Devils 3-2 after arriving late to the arena because of traffic.
The game was delayed 24 minutes after the Wild got stuck in a Manhattan traffic jam with the Holland Tunnel closed. The team bus did not arrive until 6:26 p.m. and the start was pushed back to 7:33 p.m.
Minnesota scored two first-period goals before the Devils overcame the 2-0 deficit in the third to send the game to overtime.
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