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BOXSCORE | PLAY-BY-PLAY | RECAP
Buffalo 3, Minnesota 2
When: 8:00 PM ET, Thursday, December 16, 2021
Where: Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Referees: Wes McCauley, Garrett Rank
Linesmen: Shandor Alphonso, Scott Cherrey
Attendance: 18022
Final Scoring Summary
 
Final OT123OTT
Buffalo 0111SO3
Minnesota 11002
Periods:
  • All
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • OT
1
Buffalo   Minnesota
Dylan Cozens wins the faceoff against Nick Bjugstad. 0:00  
Takeaway by Dylan Cozens. 0:26  
Shot by Kyle Okposo misses the net 0:29  
  0:51 Joel Eriksson Ek shoots Saved by Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen.
Jeff Skinner hits Jared Spurgeon. 1:06  
Tage Thompson shoots Saved by Cam Talbot. 1:13  
  1:26 Kirill Kaprizov shoots Saved by Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen.
  1:35 Marcus Foligno hits Cody Eakin.
Vinnie Hinostroza shoots Saved by Cam Talbot. 1:39  
Cody Eakin wins the faceoff against Ryan Hartman. 1:40  
Vinnie Hinostroza shoots Saved by Cam Talbot. 1:41  
Cody Eakin wins the faceoff against Ryan Hartman. 1:42  
Shot by Jacob Bryson misses the net 1:48  
  2:12 Dmitry Kulikov shoots Saved by Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen.
  2:48 Takeaway by Mats Zuccarello.
  4:25 Frederick Gaudreau penalty for high sticking - 2 mins (Minor). Drawn by Kyle Okposo.
  4:25 Joel Eriksson Ek wins the faceoff against Jeff Skinner.
Tage Thompson shoots Saved by Cam Talbot. 4:53  
Kyle Okposo wins the faceoff against Ryan Hartman. 5:01  
Rasmus Asplund shoots Saved by Cam Talbot. 5:40  
Zemgus Girgensons shoots Saved by Cam Talbot. 6:46  
  6:59 Jordan Greenway hits Colin Miller.
Will Butcher shoots Saved by Cam Talbot. 7:39  
Kyle Okposo shoots Saved by Cam Talbot. 7:41  
  7:42 Ryan Hartman wins the faceoff against Mark Jankowski.
Zemgus Girgensons shoots Saved by Cam Talbot. 7:55  
Dylan Cozens wins the faceoff against Joel Eriksson Ek. 7:56  
Rasmus Dahlin shoots Saved by Cam Talbot. 8:00  
  8:01 Joel Eriksson Ek wins the faceoff against Dylan Cozens.
Rasmus Dahlin shoots Saved by Cam Talbot. 8:09  
Henri Jokiharju hits Marcus Foligno. 8:26  
  8:38 Takeaway by Joel Eriksson Ek.
  8:48 Shot by Joel Eriksson Ek misses the net
  8:53 Shot by Jordan Greenway misses the net
  9:02 Alex Goligoski shoots Saved by Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen.
  9:40 Ryan Hartman wins the faceoff against Cody Eakin.
  9:57 Mats Zuccarello blocks shot from Colin Miller.
Cody Eakin hits Kirill Kaprizov. 10:05  
  10:11 Jon Merrill scores. Assisted by Dmitry Kulikov and Ryan Hartman.
  10:11 Frederick Gaudreau wins the faceoff against Mark Jankowski.
Giveaway by Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen. 10:21  
Shot by Will Butcher misses the net 10:45  
Dylan Cozens wins the faceoff against Nico Sturm. 10:46  
  10:51 Nico Sturm blocks shot from Rasmus Dahlin.
Henri Jokiharju hits Nico Sturm. 11:25  
Kyle Okposo shoots Saved by Cam Talbot. 11:34  
  11:52 Giveaway by Kevin Fiala.
Jeff Skinner shoots Saved by Cam Talbot. 12:17  
Tage Thompson shoots Saved by Cam Talbot. 12:20  
Victor Olofsson shoots Saved by Cam Talbot. 12:20  
Shot by Mark Pysyk misses the net 12:27  
Cody Eakin wins the faceoff against Joel Eriksson Ek. 12:28  
  12:46 Joel Eriksson Ek wins the faceoff against Mark Jankowski.
Mark Jankowski shoots Saved by Cam Talbot. 13:03  
Jeff Skinner wins the faceoff against Brandon Duhaime. 13:04  
  13:04 Dmitry Kulikov penalty for holding - 2 mins (Minor). Drawn by Zemgus Girgensons.
Tage Thompson shoots Saved by Cam Talbot. 13:17  
  13:22 Brandon Duhaime blocks shot from Rasmus Dahlin.
Rasmus Dahlin blocks shot from Brandon Duhaime. 13:30  
Victor Olofsson shoots Saved by Cam Talbot. 13:47  
Dylan Cozens shoots Saved by Cam Talbot. 13:48  
Victor Olofsson shoots Saved by Cam Talbot. 13:54  
  14:13 Alex Goligoski hits Kyle Okposo.
  14:37 Shot by Jared Spurgeon misses the net
  14:48 Marcus Foligno hits Kyle Okposo.
  15:36 Jordan Greenway hits Rasmus Dahlin.
Rasmus Dahlin hits Jon Merrill. 15:49  
  15:50 Dmitry Kulikov blocks shot from Rasmus Dahlin.
  16:15 Ryan Hartman shoots Saved by Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen.
  16:33 Shot by Dmitry Kulikov misses the net
Colin Miller blocks shot from Alex Goligoski. 17:01  
Colin Miller hits Ryan Hartman. 17:05  
  17:15 Giveaway by Mats Zuccarello.
John Hayden hits Jonas Brodin. 17:42  
  17:47 Jonas Brodin blocks shot from John Hayden.
  17:53 Giveaway by Matt Dumba.
  18:07 Giveaway by Frederick Gaudreau.
Shot by John Hayden misses the net 18:09  
Kyle Okposo hits Brandon Duhaime. 18:47  
Dylan Cozens shoots Saved by Cam Talbot. 19:00  
Colin Miller hits Nico Sturm. 19:05  
  19:30 Marcus Foligno hits Colin Miller.
  19:37 Alex Goligoski hits Vinnie Hinostroza.
2
Buffalo   Minnesota
Dylan Cozens wins the faceoff against Nico Sturm. 0:00  
  0:25 Matt Dumba hits Kyle Okposo.
  0:40 Nick Bjugstad wins the faceoff against Jeff Skinner.
  0:46 Giveaway by Jonas Brodin.
  0:56 Brandon Duhaime hits Will Butcher.
Shot by Will Butcher misses the net 1:03  
Mark Pysyk hits Joel Eriksson Ek. 1:29  
  1:59 Joel Eriksson Ek shoots Saved by Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen.
  1:59 Mats Zuccarello wins the faceoff against Cody Eakin.
Jacob Bryson blocks shot from Jared Spurgeon. 2:09  
Giveaway by Vinnie Hinostroza. 2:32  
Cody Eakin hits Kirill Kaprizov. 2:43  
John Hayden hits Dmitry Kulikov. 3:19  
  3:24 Victor Rask wins the faceoff against Dylan Cozens.
  3:36 Dmitry Kulikov blocks shot from Will Butcher.
  3:53 Jon Merrill hits Brett Murray.
Brett Murray hits Jon Merrill. 4:03  
  4:45 Nico Sturm hits Jacob Bryson.
Henri Jokiharju blocks shot from Joel Eriksson Ek. 5:29  
  5:54 Joel Eriksson Ek hits Rasmus Dahlin.
Zemgus Girgensons hits Jon Merrill. 6:15  
Mark Jankowski wins the faceoff against Ryan Hartman. 6:16  
  6:23 Dmitry Kulikov hits Zemgus Girgensons.
Takeaway by Zemgus Girgensons. 6:48  
  7:37 Ryan Hartman hits Jacob Bryson.
Kyle Okposo shoots Saved by Cam Talbot. 8:02  
  8:03 Giveaway by Cam Talbot.
Dylan Cozens scores. and Henri Jokiharju. 8:05  
Tage Thompson wins the faceoff against Victor Rask. 8:05  
  8:12 Joel Eriksson Ek wins the faceoff against Tage Thompson.
  8:19 Joel Eriksson Ek hits Rasmus Dahlin.
  8:21 Marcus Foligno shoots Saved by Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen.
Rasmus Dahlin penalty for high sticking - 4 mins (Double Minor). Drawn by Joel Eriksson Ek. 8:25  
  8:25 Joel Eriksson Ek wins the faceoff against Cody Eakin.
  8:52 Kirill Kaprizov shoots Saved by Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen.
  9:12 Jared Spurgeon shoots Saved by Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen.
  9:33 Kirill Kaprizov shoots Saved by Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen.
Kyle Okposo wins the faceoff against Jordan Greenway. 9:34  
  10:00 Matt Dumba shoots Saved by Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen.
Cody Eakin wins the faceoff against Jordan Greenway. 10:01  
  10:34 Giveaway by Kevin Fiala.
  11:11 Mats Zuccarello shoots Saved by Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen.
Mark Jankowski wins the faceoff against Joel Eriksson Ek. 11:12  
  11:33 Ryan Hartman wins the faceoff against Mark Jankowski.
  12:05 Shot by Kirill Kaprizov misses the net
  12:23 Shot by Kirill Kaprizov misses the net
Tage Thompson wins the faceoff against Nico Sturm. 12:36  
Tage Thompson wins the faceoff against Nico Sturm. 12:40  
Shot by Tage Thompson misses the net 13:02  
  13:11 Dmitry Kulikov blocks shot from Rasmus Dahlin.
  13:30 Shot by Brandon Duhaime misses the net
  13:57 Giveaway by Frederick Gaudreau.
Takeaway by Vinnie Hinostroza. 14:15  
  14:19 Ryan Hartman wins the faceoff against Cody Eakin.
  14:44 Shot by Ryan Hartman misses the net
  14:46 Giveaway by Mats Zuccarello.
  15:15 Giveaway by Kirill Kaprizov.
  15:21 Takeaway by Jonas Brodin.
Rasmus Dahlin shoots Saved by Cam Talbot. 15:35  
  15:40 Jordan Greenway shoots Saved by Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen.
  15:44 Jordan Greenway shoots Saved by Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen.
Dylan Cozens wins the faceoff against Jordan Greenway. 15:45  
Dylan Cozens hits Marcus Foligno. 16:12  
  16:24 Shot by Jared Spurgeon misses the net
Vinnie Hinostroza shoots Saved by Cam Talbot. 16:41  
Mark Jankowski wins the faceoff against Nico Sturm. 16:42  
John Hayden shoots Saved by Cam Talbot. 16:45  
  16:50 Nick Bjugstad hits Jacob Bryson.
  17:18 Kevin Fiala shoots Saved by Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen.
  17:38 Giveaway by Kevin Fiala.
Takeaway by Rasmus Asplund. 18:06  
  18:26 Shot by Kevin Fiala misses the net
  18:37 Jared Spurgeon shoots Saved by Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen.
  18:42 Giveaway by Mats Zuccarello.
  19:04 Kirill Kaprizov scores. Assisted by Jared Spurgeon and Alex Goligoski.
  19:04 Joel Eriksson Ek wins the faceoff against Tage Thompson.
  19:19 Takeaway by Jordan Greenway.
  19:24 Joel Eriksson Ek shoots Saved by Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen.
Victor Olofsson shoots Saved by Cam Talbot. 19:36  
  19:38 Nico Sturm wins the faceoff against Dylan Cozens.
3
Buffalo   Minnesota
  0:00 Nick Bjugstad wins the faceoff against Dylan Cozens.
Brett Murray hits Brandon Duhaime. 0:27  
Rasmus Dahlin hits Joel Eriksson Ek. 0:45  
  0:47 Nick Bjugstad shoots Saved by Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen.
  0:58 Marcus Foligno hits Brett Murray.
  1:44 Ryan Hartman shoots Saved by Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen.
Victor Olofsson shoots Saved by Cam Talbot. 2:00  
Cody Eakin wins the faceoff against Ryan Hartman. 2:01  
  2:59 Giveaway by Frederick Gaudreau.
Zemgus Girgensons hits Matt Dumba. 3:19  
Mark Pysyk shoots Saved by Cam Talbot. 3:31  
  3:32 Nico Sturm wins the faceoff against Dylan Cozens.
  3:44 Brandon Duhaime shoots Saved by Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen.
Dylan Cozens wins the faceoff against Nico Sturm. 3:45  
  4:23 Joel Eriksson Ek blocks shot from Kyle Okposo.
  4:23 Joel Eriksson Ek wins the faceoff against Jeff Skinner.
Henri Jokiharju blocks shot from Marcus Foligno. 4:33  
  4:42 Dmitry Kulikov blocks shot from Tage Thompson.
  4:52 Joel Eriksson Ek hits Rasmus Dahlin.
  5:05 Takeaway by Kirill Kaprizov.
Shot by Vinnie Hinostroza misses the net 5:27  
  5:40 Matt Dumba shoots Saved by Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen.
  5:40 Takeaway by Ryan Hartman.
John Hayden shoots Saved by Cam Talbot. 6:11  
  6:13 Nico Sturm wins the faceoff against Dylan Cozens.
  7:49 Takeaway by Matt Dumba.
Cody Eakin blocks shot from Jordan Greenway. 8:21  
  8:22 Ryan Hartman wins the faceoff against Cody Eakin.
Colin Miller blocks shot from Ryan Hartman. 8:32  
Cody Eakin shoots Saved by Cam Talbot. 8:39  
  8:51 Kirill Kaprizov blocks shot from Colin Miller.
  9:14 Ryan Hartman shoots Saved by Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen.
  9:16 Frederick Gaudreau wins the faceoff against Mark Jankowski.
  9:35 Shot by Dmitry Kulikov misses the net
Dylan Cozens wins the faceoff against Joel Eriksson Ek. 9:36  
  9:45 Joel Eriksson Ek wins the faceoff against Dylan Cozens.
  10:01 Marcus Foligno hits Dylan Cozens.
  10:08 Joel Eriksson Ek wins the faceoff against Tage Thompson.
Jeff Skinner hits Jordan Greenway. 10:25  
  10:36 Takeaway by Jordan Greenway.
  11:10 Shot by Brandon Duhaime misses the net
Colin Miller blocks shot from Brandon Duhaime. 11:15  
Cody Eakin hits Nico Sturm. 11:20  
  11:26 Shot by Dmitry Kulikov misses the net
  11:35 Shot by Nick Bjugstad misses the net
Vinnie Hinostroza shoots Saved by Cam Talbot. 11:44  
Shot by Mark Jankowski misses the net 11:49  
  11:52 Giveaway by Jon Merrill.
Mark Pysyk scores. Assisted by Vinnie Hinostroza and Mark Jankowski. 12:03  
Dylan Cozens wins the faceoff against Joel Eriksson Ek. 12:03  
  12:14 Joel Eriksson Ek hits Dylan Cozens.
  12:23 Shot by Joel Eriksson Ek misses the net
  12:40 Ryan Hartman wins the faceoff against Mark Jankowski.
  12:54 Takeaway by Kirill Kaprizov.
John Hayden shoots Saved by Cam Talbot. 12:59  
Takeaway by John Hayden. 13:12  
  13:17 Ryan Hartman shoots Saved by Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen.
Tage Thompson shoots Saved by Cam Talbot. 13:46  
Shot by Jeff Skinner misses the net 14:09  
  14:24 Jonas Brodin shoots Saved by Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen.
  15:18 Brandon Duhaime hits Vinnie Hinostroza.
  16:37 Joel Eriksson Ek hits Mark Pysyk.
  16:38 Joel Eriksson Ek shoots Saved by Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen.
Tage Thompson wins the faceoff against Ryan Hartman. 16:40  
  16:59 Ryan Hartman shoots Saved by Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen.
  17:00 Ryan Hartman wins the faceoff against Cody Eakin.
  17:26 Kirill Kaprizov hits Dylan Cozens.
  17:36 Jonas Brodin blocks shot from Kyle Okposo.
Rasmus Dahlin shoots Saved by Cam Talbot. 18:15  
  18:18 Ryan Hartman wins the faceoff against Tage Thompson.
Tage Thompson shoots Saved by Cam Talbot. 18:38  
Jeff Skinner shoots Saved by Cam Talbot. 18:42  
  19:47 Marcus Foligno shoots Saved by Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen.
Cody Eakin wins the faceoff against Joel Eriksson Ek. 19:48  
Cody Eakin wins the faceoff against Joel Eriksson Ek. 19:55  
1 OT
Buffalo   Minnesota
  0:00 Joel Eriksson Ek wins the faceoff against Tage Thompson.
  0:14 Giveaway by Jonas Brodin.
Dylan Cozens shoots Saved by Cam Talbot. 1:05  
Cody Eakin wins the faceoff against Frederick Gaudreau. 1:06  
  1:28 Kevin Fiala shoots Saved by Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen.
  1:48 Mats Zuccarello shoots Saved by Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen.
  2:57 Giveaway by Marcus Foligno.
  3:03 Takeaway by Matt Dumba.
  3:36 Shot by Ryan Hartman misses the net
  4:01 Kevin Fiala shoots Saved by Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen.
Takeaway by Mark Pysyk. 4:13  
Shot by Kyle Okposo misses the net 4:24  
Dylan Cozens shoots Saved by Cam Talbot. 4:49