Minnesota 3, Dallas 2

Saturday, January 18, 2014 9:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Dallas 21-19-4-4 10-8-2-3 11-11-2-1 L2
Minnesota 27-19-1-4 18-7-1-1 9-12-0-3 W2

Recap



Wild 3, Stars 2 (OT): Defenseman Nate Prosser scored his second game-winning goal in three nights at 2:42 of overtime as Minnesota completed a 2-1-0 homestand.

Rookie Erik Haula and blue-liner Ryan Suter also tallied for the Wild, who improved to 7-2-0 this month. Darcy Kuemper finished with 33 saves.

Ryan Garbutt and Alex Chiasson scored while Kari Lehtonen stopped 16 shots for Dallas, which fell to 1-8-0 in January.

Haula opened the scoring at 7:11 of the first period with his first NHL goal. The 22-year-old chipped the puck off the boards and raced past Erik Cole for a breakaway, beating Lehtonen from the left faceoff circle. Garbutt buried a rebound on the doorstep at 11:57 of the second to forge a tie, but Suter fired a wrist shot from the left point past Lehtonen 2:12 later to restore Minnesota's lead.

The Stars again knotted the contest 9 1/2 minutes into the third, as Chiasson backhanded a loose puck in the crease into the net during a power play. In overtime, Lehtonen stopped Nino Niederreiter's shot, but Prosser pounced on the rebound and beat the netminder from the right side for the winner.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Prosser also scored the game-winner against Edmonton on Thursday, ending his 68-game goal-scoring drought. ... Dallas LW Ray Whitney (upper body) and D Sergei Gonchar (lower body) were in the lineup despite battling injuries. ... The Stars have scored two goals or fewer in six of their eight losses in January.

Top Game Performances

Dallas   Minnesota
Alex Chiasson 1 Points Erik Haula 1
Alex Chiasson 1 Goals Erik Haula 1
Vernon Fiddler 1 Assists Jonas Brodin 1
Alex Chiasson 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Kari Lehtonen .842 Save Percentage Darcy Kuemper .943
Kari Lehtonen 16 Saves Darcy Kuemper 33

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Dallas 35 2 1-3 3-3 8 33
Minnesota 19 3 0-3 2-3 8 31

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play its next game on the road against Dallas. The Wild have a W/L % of .615 after a win and .440 after a loss.
  • Dallas will play its next game on the road against Nashville. The Stars have a W/L % of .318 after a win and .538 after a loss.