National Hockey League
Minnesota 4, Tampa Bay 2
When: 2:00 PM ET, Sunday, November 28, 2021
Where: Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Referees: Jake Brenk, Kendrick Nicholson
Linesmen: David Brisebois, Ryan Galloway
Attendance: 17785

Ryan Hartman scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 4-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday afternoon in St. Paul, Minn.

Nick Bjugstad, Victor Rask and Marcus Foligno also scored for Minnesota, which won its third game in a row. Foligno scored his goal in the final minute on an empty-netter.

Corey Perry and Alex Killorn each scored for Tampa Bay, whose three-game winning streak ended.

Wild goaltender Cam Talbot stopped 28 of 30 shots to improve to 12-5-0.

Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy turned aside 33 of 36 shots but dropped to 10-4-3.

Hartman scored the decisive goal for the Wild with 10:45 remaining in the third period. He took a pass from Kirill Kaprizov and finished off a spin move with a wrist shot that beat Vasilevskiy for his team-leading 12th goal.

The sequence gave Hartman five goals in his past six games and 12 points (eight goals, four assists) in his past 12 contests.

Minnesota opened the scoring at 11:03 of the first period. Bjugstad skated in from the right circle and lifted a shot over Vasilevskiy's left shoulder for his third goal.

Forty-eight seconds later, Tampa Bay pulled even at 1-1. Pierre-Edouard Bellemare zipped a pass to Perry, who settled the puck and fired a wrist shot past Talbot for his second goal.

Minnesota regained a 2-1 lead with 3:32 remaining in the first period. Rask notched his third goal after he got the puck in front of the net and snapped a rising shot just under the crossbar.

Tampa Bay scored the lone goal of the second period to force a 2-2 tie. After the Lightning won a faceoff in their offensive zone, Killorn patiently carried the puck from the right circle to the left circle before releasing a wrist shot for his eighth goal.

Wild forward Mats Zuccarello did not play because of an upper-body injury.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Tampa Bay   Minnesota
Alex Killorn 1 Points Nick Bjugstad 1
Alex Killorn 1 Goals Nick Bjugstad 1
Pierre-Edouard Bellemare 1 Assists Kevin Fiala 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Andrei Vasilevskiy .917 Save Percentage Cam Talbot .933
Andrei Vasilevskiy 33 Saves Cam Talbot 28
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Tampa Bay 30 2 0-3 3-3 6 31
Minnesota 37 4 0-3 3-3 6 22
Upcoming Games
  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Arizona. The Wild have a W/L % of .615 after a win and .750 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play their next game on the road against St. Louis. The Lightning have a W/L % of .538 after a win and .714 after a loss.