Jed Ortmeyer's first goal of the season gave the Minnesota Wild the lead with 4:13 left in a 4-3 victory on Sunday, sending the San Jose Sharks home with a tough loss to finish 2-6-1 on a season-long nine-game road trip.
The Sharks played more than half of the night without head coach Todd McLellan, who was inadvertently hit in the head with a stick during a play in front of the bench early in the second period. After staying down for a bit, McLellan walked gingerly to the locker room.
That scary scene came seconds after Nick Schultz's first goal of the season - a slap shot just four seconds into a Wild power play - tied the game at 2. Kyle Brodziak won a faceoff and sent the puck to Schultz, who zinged it past Sharks defenseman Jim Vandermeer.
Brent Burns mimicked his former teammate's score with a one-timed slap shot on a Sharks power play midway through the third period. He skated back to the bench with a big smile on his face, but that's not the mood the Sharks finished with....