Alex Stalock made 28 saves, and the Minnesota Wild won their fourth straight game, 2-0 against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Xcel Energy Center on Thursday.
It was Stalock’s fifth NHL shutout and his first since March 2, 2015, for the San Jose Sharks against the Montreal Canadiens. Stalock (5-3-1) started in place of Devan Dubnyk, who is week to week with a lower-body injury sustained in the first period of a 2-1 shootout victory against the Calgary Flames on Tuesday.
“Thanks for the reminder. It’s been that long?” Stalock said. “That’s good. Anytime you can do that it’s fun, obviously. That’s a team shutout, man. It was making saves that I needed to, really, like I talked about this morning, and it was a great team game. That’s what we talked about all day.”