Atlanta Thrashers defeat Minnesota Wild, 3-2

Forty-eight hours after coach Todd Richards put his team through the ringer by demanding it take more shots at the net, the Wild did that Friday night, throwing 38 pucks on Thrashers goalie Johan Hedberg.

Now, a new problem has arisen: discipline. The Wild was whistled for eight penalties in a 3-2 loss to Atlanta at Xcel Energy Center, its first defeat in regulation to the Thrashers.

While Niclas Bergfors' top-shelf wrist shot with 8 minutes, 55 seconds left was the ...