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Wild arrive late due to traffic, beat Devils 3-2 in shootout

Center Joel Eriksson Ek is locked in with the Wild through the 2028-2029 season. Center Joel Eriksson Ek is locked in with the Wild through the 2028-2029 season. |  Photo: NHL

Associated Press/Matt Sugam
Created: November 24, 2021 11:01 PM

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Kevin Fiala scored the lone goal in a shootout, Cam Talbot made 42 saves and the Minnesota Wild beat the New Jersey Devils 3-2 after arriving late to the arena because of traffic.

The game was delayed 24 minutes after the Wild got stuck in a Manhattan traffic jam with the Holland Tunnel closed. The team bus did not arrive until 6:26 p.m. and the start was pushed back to 7:33 p.m.

Minnesota scored two first-period goals before the Devils overcame the 2-0 deficit in the third to send the game to overtime.

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