Ortmeyer's late goal gives Wild 4-3 win vs. SharksMinnesota Wild's Stephane Veilleux, left, is upended after a collision with San Jose Sharks' Joe Pavelski in the first period of an NHL hockey game on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Jed Ortmeyer's first goal of the season gave the Minnesota Wild the lead with 4:13 left in a 4-3 victory on Sunday, sending the San Jose Sharks home with a tough loss to finish 2-6-1 on a season-long nine-game road trip.
The Sharks played more than half of the night without coach Todd McLellan, who was inadvertently hit in the head with a stick during a play in front of the bench early in the second period. After staying down for a bit, McLellan walked gingerly to the locker room.
That scary scene came seconds after Nick Schultz's first goal of the season - a slap shot four seconds into a Wild power play - tied the game at 2.