ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Russian rookie Kirill Kaprizov had his first NHL hat trick and Cam Talbot made 25 saves for his first shutout of the season in the Minnesota Wild’s 4-0 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Friday night.
Kaprizov opened the scoring 5:47 into the third period and added his second just over two minutes later for his first multi-goal game. He scored his third in the final seconds after Jonas Brodin added an empty-netter.
Kaprizov has four goals in the last two games and 10 overall. The 23-year-old leads NHL rookies in scoring.
Minnesota is 10-2-1 since Feb. 18, leading the NHL in wins, points and goals in that span.