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Wild hang on for a wacky win against Sharks

Jan 11, 2012, 12:11 AM EDT

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One cannot blame the Minnesota Wild for having some mixed feelings about their 5-4 shootout win against the San Jose Sharks. Still, they’ve been free-falling in such a severe way that style points mean absolutely nothing compared to standings points. The Sharks scored two goals 22 seconds apart to make it 4-4 and send it into OT, but Matt Cullen‘s great 1,000th game performance helped Minny build some crucial confidence.

Here’s the recap:

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Josh Harding gets into the psychology of prepping for a shootout:

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And just to make sure all the bases are covered, check out the highlights:

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