Dallas Stars best Minnesota Wild in overtime
SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- Center Tyler Seguin scored in overtime and the Dallas Stars completed an impressive comeback, beating the Minnesota Wild 4-3 on Saturday night.Dallas trailed 3-0 with just over 15 minutes to play in regulation but got goals f...
SAINT PAUL, Minn. - Center Tyler Seguin scored in overtime and the Dallas Stars completed an impressive comeback, beating the Minnesota Wild 4-3 on Saturday night.
Dallas trailed 3-0 with just over 15 minutes to play in regulation but got goals from defensemen Alex Goligoski and John Klingberg and a short-handed goal from left winger Jamie Benn in a span of less than 10 minutes to draw even.
Goaltender Antti Niemi finished with 23 saves for the Stars (19-5-0), who had lost their previous five games in Minnesota.
Seguin scored on a rush to the Minnesota net with 1:03 to play in overtime on a play set up by Benn.
Left winger Thomas Vanek and center Charlie Coyle each had a goal and an assist and right winger Jason Pominville also scored for Minnesota.
The Wild (11-7-4) got a 40-save performance from goaltender Darcy Kuemper, who was making just his third start of the season and his first in more than a month.
Goligoski’s goal came with 15:03 to play in the third period after he redirected a shot by defenseman Jordie Benn that eluded Kuemper.
Less than five minutes later, with Minnesota on a power play, Benn got his league-leading 18th goal, snapping a high shot past Kuemper for Dallas’ third short-handed goal of the season. Klingberg scored on a long shot from the blue line.
A year ago, Vanek started slowly, scoring his second goal of the season on Nov. 28. One year later, to the day, he got Minnesota on the board first with his team-leading 10th goal of the season.
His initial shot from the top of the left circle was blocked by Klingberg, but the puck went right back to Vanek. His second attempt bounced through a screen in front of the net provided by Wild defenseman Jonas Brodin and right winger Justin Fontaine, eluding Niemi for an early 1-0 lead.
Having Fontaine back on the ice was an offensive boost for the Wild. He had missed Minnesota’s previous 11 games with a sprained right knee.