St. Paul, MN (Sports Network) - Frans Nielsen scored in the second round of the shootout, lifting the New York Islanders over the Minnesota Wild, 2-1.
"It was a pretty important win for us tonight," MacDonald said. "I think we pushed back after they tied it."
MacDonald's slapper from the top of the right circle made it 1-0 at the 11:13 mark of the middle stanza.
The Wild tied the game at the 8:22 mark of the third. After New York turned the puck over in its own zone, Dany Heatley fired a shot on net from the high slot. Clutterbuck put home the rebound to make it 1-1.
"We didn't have the spark that we needed tonight," Cullen said.