Wild winger Tyson Jost is making the most of his opportunity in an elevated role. He’s been filling in for the injured Jordan Greenway and it seems likely he’ll start the regular season alongside Joel Eriksson Ek and opposite Marcus Foligno.
Though he wasn’t playing with those linemates in Tuesday’s preseason game in Denver, Jost still found a way to stand out, netting a pair of goals to lead the Wild to a 5-2 win over the rival Colorado Avalanche. He set the tone early with both of his goals in the opening frame.
Meanwhile, goaltender Filip Gustavsson played half the game for the Wild, keeping them in it early on with some solid play between the pipes. It was a good first impression from Gustavsson as he establishes himself as Marc-Andre Fleury’s backup.
Aside from Jost, the Wild got goals from winger Nic Petan, winger Vladislav Firstov, and winger Brandon Duhaime. That was more than enough for goaltender Zane McIntyre, who did not allow a goal after relieving Gustavsson midway through the game.