In a wild game in St. Paul, the Minnesota Wild went wild in the third period, scoring three times in a two-minute span to defeat the Anaheim Ducks 5-3. Leading 3-2 at the 6:21 mark of the period the Ducks yielded the three talleys to drop to 26-14-9, still good for first place in the NHL Pacific with 61 points.
Anaheim built the lead on scores by Stefen Noesen (his second of the season), Cam Fowler (10th) and Corey Perry (ninth) before the home team’s epic rally on goals by Erick Haula (his second goal of the night), Jason Zucker (his second of the game) and Ryan Zuter.
Ducks’ goalie John Gibson had four saves before leaving the game in the first period with an upper body injury. Jonathan Bernier came in and had 16 saves, but yielded five goals.
Next on the schedule for Anaheim is on Monday as the Ducks visit Winnipeg (22-23-4).
CHARGERS WIN ONE, LOSE ONE
Edison High’s basketball teams split a pair of non-league games Saturday night. The boys’ team defeated Capistrano Valley Christian 68-46, while the girls lost 41-27 to Centennial High of Corona.
The male Chargers (now 18-3) were led by Nate Matthews with 19 points. Josh Phillips added 11 and Randall Walker had 10. On the female side, Edison (11-9) was paced by Finley Garnett with nine points.
In another girls’ basketball game involving teams from the Garden Grove-Huntington Beach-Westminster area, Orangewood Academy (12-6) suffered a close loss, falling 32-30 to Windward Academy. Wendy Duran was the top scorer for the Spartans with 10 points.