On Saturday night, former Capital Daniel Winnik scored his first goal with the Minnesota Wild. Winnik signed with the Wild in early October after completing a professional tryout with the team during training camp.
With about a minute left in the third period, Winnik scored on the empty net to guarantee Minnesota the win against the Calgary Flames.
The ENG was made possible by great blue-line pressure by Winnik on Calgary’s Sean Monahan. After a quick pass to Luke Kunin, Winnik backhanded the puck to the empty net.
Look at that nasty backhander.
Travis Hamonic was not happy.
That was only Winnik’s second career empty-net goal. His other came when the Capitals played the Arizona Coyotes in March.
Daniel Winnik nets his first point in a #mnwild sweater, scoring the Wild's fourth goal of the game, his second career empty-net goal. Minnesota ranks T-2nd in the #NHL in empty-net goals this season (3). #MINvsCGY
— Minnesota Wild PR (@mnwildPR) October 22, 2017
— Minnesota Wild (@mnwild) October 22, 2017
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