Jared Spurgeon’s goal at nine minutes, 20 seconds of the second period gave the Wild a 1-0 victory over Winnipeg on Thursday, pushing its preseason record to 2-0.
The Wild kept Winnipeg in check with physical play, registering a 25-16 edge in hits against a Jets lineup heavy with young players. Goaltender Alex Stalock, the top candidate to back up Devan Dubnyk, stopped all 21 shots he faced.
"Our goalies are playing awesome so that definitely helps," forward Charlie Coyle said after the game. "I think there's some things we still need to work on structure-wise."