The Wild had three power play opportunities in the game, in which it came up completely empty. In six total minutes of power play time, the Wild had only two shots on goal and only four shot attempts. Why was the Wild scoreless with the extra man? Because they just don't shoot the puck.
The Sens ended up winning a game that was incredibly low-event, sometimes boring, and one that the Wild absolutely needed. It was eight freaking seconds away from victory. 8. It often looked like the Wild was trying to force passes that just were not there, and didn't want to get to the slot enough to really test Anderson. Looking at high-danger scoring chances for the game, the Wild had just 3, according to WarOnIce,com. Couple that number with the numbers from the power play ineptitude, and that's where the Wild lost. If you don't want to go to the dirty areas of the ice, you're not going to win.