Wild Bail Themselves Out With Win In OT
DALLAS, TX -- The Minnesota Wild blew a three-goal lead, but rallied to beat the Dallas Stars last night 5-4 in overtime.
The Wild took a 3-0 lead on goals by Nino Niederreiter, Jason Zucker, and Mikael Granlund.
Dallas came back late in the second period against Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper - scoring three goals in three minutes and thirty-one seconds.
The Stars then took a 4-3 lead midway through the final period with defenseman Alex Goligoski scoring his first goal of the season.
Just two minutes away from an extremely disappointing loss, Thomas Vanek tied the game on his second goal of the season.
The goal seemed to swing momentum in Minnesota's favor and Marco Scandella ended the game with a goal just over two minutes into overtime to give the Wild the victory.
With the win, the Wild improve to 13-9 on the season and will host the St. Louis Blues tonight.