The Minnesota Wild lost 3-0 at Ottawa Thursday night in the first game of a 3-game road trip.  Ottawa scored 2 goals in the 2nd period and 1 in the 3rd.  Niklas Backstrom had 14 saves and the Wild outshot Ottawa 35-17.

The Wild played without Zach Parise who is out indefinitely with a concussion.  The Wild are 7-5 and will play at Montreal Saturday night at 6pm, pregame on WJON at 5:45.