ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Wild have reshuffled lines, made a trade and held a players-only meeting to try and get going this season.
Maybe Devin Setoguchi ending his goal-scoring drought on Saturday will do the trick.
Setoguchi’s power-play goal at 4:21 of overtime gave Minnesota a 2-1 win over the Nashville Predators and ended the Wild’s three-game losing streak.
Setoguchi took a pass from Mikko Koivu and fired a shot past Chris Mason for his first goal of the season and the Wild’s 23rd in 11 games.
“This is a clean slate. I don’t care what happened the first 10 games or whatever," Wild coach Mike Yeo said. “We’re not for making excuses, but at the same time, there was no training camp and there was no exhibition. It takes some guys a little time to get going. That’s a real thing. Let’s hope this is the point where we start to take off."
Cal Clutterbuck also scored, and Niklas Backstrom stopped 25 shots for Minnesota.
Paul Gaustad scored for Nashville, which had a four-game winning streak broken.
Gaustad was whistled for a hand-pass penalty on a faceoff at 2:48 of overtime. Gaustad held his hands up in bewilderment as he skated to the penalty box, and coach Barry Trotz yelled at the officials.
“I don’t really want to comment on it too much because I’ll probably get fined," Gaustad said. “The interpretation of the rule, I thought, is intentional glove play. The drop goes up in the air three feet, I’m on my movement, hits the top of my glove without me trying to do it, and I think they probably should explain the rules a little more clear to us."
Trotz has been on the committee that examined the faceoff rule, and even he was unclear exactly what happened.
“I’m going to get an explanation from the league. For me it was a poor call, a questionable call at a very important time of the game," Trotz said. “I mean, come on. I don’t agree with that at all."
Mason — starting in place of Pekka Rinne — turned aside a couple of Wild scoring chances after the penalty, but couldn’t stop Setoguchi’s shot.
“There were things in my game in the first six or seven games that weren’t good," Setoguchi said. “I’ve had three games in a row now where I’ve done the right things and got the chances. Any time you can do that and get rewarded it feels good."
Also on Saturday:
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Rookie Jordan Schroeder scored his first two NHL goals and Cory Schneider stopped 33 shots as Vancouver beat Calgary for its fifth consecutive victory.
NEWARK, N.J. — Adam Henrique and Bobby Butler scored power-play goals 2:12 apart in the third period, and New Jersey extended its winning streak to four games with a victory over Pittsburgh that snapped the Penguins’ five-game winning streak.
PHILADELPHIA — Danny Briere scored 1:47 into overtime to lift Philadelphia over Carolina.
Red Wings 2
DETROIT — Niklas Kronwall’s third-period goal broke a tie, and Pavel Datsyuk had a goal and an assist in Detroit’s narrow win over Edmonton.
OTTAWA — Al Montoya made 33 saves, and Alex Ponikarovsky scored the only goal in Winnipeg’s win over Ottawa.
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Mike Smith made 33 saves through overtime and then turned aside two more shots in the shootout to carry Phoenix past San Jose.
WASHINGTON — Troy Brouwer scored two goals and Braden Holtby stopped 27 shots and assisted on Brouwer’s second goal and Washington shut out Florida in the opener of a home-and-home series.
UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Ryan Miller made 41 saves, and Alexander Sulzer scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period for Buffalo, which earned a victory over the New York Islanders despite being outshot 43-15.
Maple Leafs 6
MONTREAL — James Reimer made 37 saves, Phil Kessel had a goal and two assists, and Toronto defeated Montreal.
ST. LOUIS — Viktor Fasth stopped three of six shootout attempts to become the first NHL goalie in eight years to win his first five starts, and Bobby Ryan had two goals and two assists as Anaheim beat struggling St. Louis.
Lightning-Bruins game postponed
BOSTON — The game between Tampa Bay and host Boston was postponed because of the blizzard that dumped more than 2 feet of snow on the Boston area. No makeup date had been scheduled yet.