Minnesota 7, Dallas 4

Monday, March 25, 2013 8:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 19-10-1-1 11-3-0-1 8-7-1-0 W6
Dallas 15-14-2-1 7-7-1-1 8-7-1-0 L1


Wild 7, Stars 4: Kyle Brodziak snapped a tie with a short-handed goal with 7:22 remaining in the third period and Minnesota scored twice more in the final 1:28 to post its sixth consecutive victory and halt a 16-game winless streak in Dallas.

Zach Parise recorded two goals and an assist while Matt Cullen, captain Mikko Koivu and Pierre-Marc Bouchard all added one of each for the Wild, who won in Dallas for the first time since March 21, 2003. Niklas Backstrom made 22 saves and Dany Heatley also scored as eight different players registered multi-point performances for Minnesota.

Alex Goligoski notched a goal and an assist, fellow defensemen Trevor Daley and Philip Larsen also tallied and Kari Lehtonen stopped 35 shots for Dallas, which is 1-1-0 on its five-game homestand. Jaromir Jagr added a power-play goal but remained stuck at 999 career assists.

After Larsen forged the fourth tie of the game at 7:02 of the third, Brodziak - who also had an assist - buried the rebound of Cal Clutterbuck's shot from the left faceoff circle to give the Wild a 5-4 advantage. Heatley created breathing room with 88 seconds left and Bouchard sealed the win with an empty-netter in the waning moments.

Minnesota erased three one-goal deficits before taking its first lead of the game with 5:38 remaining in the second period. Cullen found a loose puck during a scramble in the bottom of the right circle and fired it past Lehtonen for his 200th career goal and a 4-3 edge.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Each of the previous two meetings between the teams were 1-0 decisions. ... Clutterbuck and Ds Jared Spurgeon and Clayton Stoner each had two assists for the Wild, while LW Loui Eriksson set up a pair of goals for the Stars. ... Dallas has three days to regroup before hosting Minnesota again on Friday.

Top Game Performances

Minnesota   Dallas
Zach Parise 3 Points Loui Eriksson 2
Zach Parise 2 Goals Trevor Daley 1
Cal Clutterbuck 2 Assists Loui Eriksson 2
N/A Power Play Goals Jaromir Jagr 1
Kyle Brodziak 1 Short Handed Goals N/A
Niklas Backstrom .846 Save Percentage Kari Lehtonen .854
Niklas Backstrom 22 Saves Kari Lehtonen 35

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Minnesota 42 7 0-2 2-3 18 28
Dallas 26 4 1-3 2-2 16 29

Upcoming Games

  • Dallas will play its next game at home against Minnesota. The Stars have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .562 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play its next game at home against Arizona. The Wild have a W/L % of .611 after a win and .583 after a loss.
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