Skip to main content

Minnesota Wild win exhibition 5-1 in Finland

NHL.com @NHL

TAMPERE, Finland (AP) - Cal Clutterbuck scored three goals, Marek Zidlicky and Chuck Kobasew added one each and the Minnesota Wild beat Ilves of Tampere 5-1 in an exhibition Monday night.

Matt Cullen assisted on Clutterbuck's first two goals.

Casey Wellman, Mikko Koivu, John Madden and Eric Nystrom also picked up assists.

Clutterbuck put the Wild in the lead in the first period then scored twice more in the third, when the Wild had four goals.

Defenseman Jyrki Jokipakka of Finnish League team Ilves scored in the second period after Eric Nystrom failed to clear the puck.

Niklas Backstrom had 24 saves.

The Wild will face the Carolina Hurricanes to open the NHL season in Helsinki on Thursday and Friday.

View More