ST. PAUL, Minn. The Minnesota Wild traded Marek Zidlicky to the New Jersey Devils on Friday and knew one advantage of getting back Kurtis Foster was his big shot from the point.
What Minnesota and coach Mike Yeo didn't know was how it would affect the rest of the team's defensemen.
"I knew that we were getting in the trade a guy that was going to shoot the puck from the blue line," Yeo joked. "I didn't know that it was going to make everybody else try to shoot the puck every time they touched it too. So that was great."
The Wild got some scoring from a couple of unlikely sources and beat the San Jose Sharks 4-3 on Sunday at the Xcel Energy Center, winning for the third time in four games. Cal Clutterbuck, Nick Schultz, Matt Cullen and Jed Ortmeyer scored for Minnesota (28-25-9), which rallied from a two-goal deficit to win at home for the first time since a franchise-record four-goal comeback against Chicago on Jan. 9. 2010. The Wild trailed twice against the Sharks, but Cullen ...