Fiala scores twice for Wild in win against Ducks


ANAHEIM — Kevin Fiala had two goals and an assist for the Minnesota Wild in a 5-1 win against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on Saturday.

Mats Zuccarello had a goal and an assist, and Kaapo Kahkonen made 26 saves for the Wild (8-6-0), who won 3-1 at Anaheim on Thursday. Kirill Kaprizov had two assists.

David Backes scored for the Ducks (6-9-3), who were held to two goals or fewer for the 14th time this season. John Gibson made 24 saves.

Zuccarello, in his third game back since missing the first 11 following offseason arm surgery, gave the Wild a 1-0 lead at 15:07 with a one-timer off a pass from Kaprizov.

Fiala outraced Ducks defenseman Ben Hutton and made it 2-0 at 16:17.

Fiala scored again with a power-play goal at 3:00 of the second period to give the Wild a 3-0 lead. It was his sixth goal of the season, all of which have come in the past seven games.

Backes made it 3-1 at 16:29 of the second period when he redirected a slap shot from Josh Mahura.

Victor Rask scored at 5:45 of the third period to make it 4-1. It was his first game since Feb. 2 after being on the NHL COVID-19 protocol list.

Joel Eriksson Ek scored on odd-man rush at 14:26 of the third for the 5-1 final.

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