On Sunday, Minnesota scored a pair of power-play goals and
fought off Anaheim's seven chances with an extra man, continuing
its dominant start on special teams.
Entering Wednesday's contest, the Wild lead the league in both
power-play percentage, converting 33 percent (10-of-30) of their
chances, and penalty kill percentage, fending off a league-high
95 percent (38-of-40) of their opponents' opportunities.
The Sharks had won three straight before dropping the opener of
a six-game road trip Monday at Detroit, 3-2, in overtime.
Marco Sturm scored the equalizer for San Jose midway through the
second period but Evgeni Nabokov allowed the Red Wings to notch
the game-winner with just 51 seconds left in overtime.
The Sharks had scored 15 goals over their three-game winning