SINGLE-GAME GOPHERS SCORING RECORDS
Player Points Opponent Date
Ollie Shannon 42 Wisconsin 3/6/1971
Eric Magdanz 42 Michigan 3/5/1962
Andre Hollins 41 Memphis 11/23/2012
George Kline 41 Iowa 2/25/1957
Ronald Johnson 39 Ohio State 1/31/1959
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The loss, squandering another stifling performance from coach Mike Zimmer's defense, exposed the plot of how the Vikings' Super Bowl hopes might ultimately get killed off in January.
Zach Parise scored two goals, including the 300th of his career, but the Islanders scored three times in the second and third periods to send the Wild to another road loss.
Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk scored a goal, was plus-2, had five shots, five hits and six blocked shots.
"We needed a couple of inches and we get stopped?" Vikings left guard Alex Boone said. "It doesn't matter if they knew what we were going to do. It's a couple of inches. That's where I lost my cool."
Despite Zach Parise's two goals to climb over the 300-goal mark, the Wild blew a lead and was blown out by the Islanders.