Wild raze in third to tip Stars
Wild raze in third to tip Stars
SAINT PAUL, Minn. — In what might personify a proceed a Minnesota Wild’s deteriorate has left so far, a Dallas Stars had them down, yet couldn’t keep them down on Sunday.
Trailing in a third period, Minnesota exploded for a six-pack of goals to kick a Stars 6-2, relocating behind into a playoff design after being all yet left for passed in January.
Trailing 1-0 with 19 mins to play, Minnesota got a span of goals from left winger Zach Parise and singular goals from core Mikko Koivu, left winger Stephane Veilleux, defenseman Matt Dumba and core Mikael Granlund, improving to a NHL-best 13-2-2 in a past 17 games. For a initial time given late November, Minnesota changed into a tip 8 in a Western Conference with a win.
“It’s good to get in there, and good to make a small transformation in a standings for us,” Parise said. “It felt like for a longest time we were winning and not going anywhere. It’s a prolonged proceed to go, yet you’ve got to get in someday and somehow, and it’s good to be behind in.”
Center Jason Spezza scored twice — a second-period power-play idea and an even-strength idea in a final mins — for Dallas, that is now winless (0-2-1) in a past 3 games. Goalie Jhonas Enroth, creation his third start for a Stars given entrance over in a trade from Buffalo, done 29 saves in a loss.
“There’s no excuse,” Stars captain Jamie Benn said. “We got a 1-0 lead after dual durations and we come out in a third and we lay an egg and give adult 6 goals, it’s embarrassing. We left a goalie unresolved tonight.”
Minnesota goalie Devan Dubnyk continued his run of success with 18 saves. He is now 13-2-1 for a Wild given fasten a group on Jan. 15 after starting a deteriorate with a Arizona Coyotes. The Wild kick Enroth, afterwards with a Sabres, 7-0 in Dubnyk’s initial start for Minnesota final month.
“We only trust we can do it in here,” Dubnyk said. “The review between a second and third duration was accurately that; only a clever faith in here that if we went out there and did what we were able of doing that we could take a diversion over. Obviously we never design to put adult 6 in a period.”
Although a Wild manager joked that he entirely approaching a descent explosion.
“Yeah, we totally saw it coming,” pronounced Mike Yeo, with a laugh. “I felt that even yet we were doing some good things we still hadn’t played a best. Coming behind from a highway we didn’t have finish appetite and execution. We were doing some good things, yet we knew there was another turn we could get to in a game.”
The diversion remained scoreless until late in a second period, when Minnesota defenseman Jonas Brodin was strike in a conduct by a Stars’ shot and seemed dazed. Koivu attempted to transparent a puck to give Brodin a possibility to get off a ice, and instead sent it over a glass, sketch a delay-of-game penalty.
On a indirect energy play, a Stars snapped Minnesota’s strain during 32 true chastisement kills and got on a house when Spezza took a pass from defenseman John Klingberg and bloody a slap shot from a right round that sailed over Dubnyk’s left shoulder. It was a seventh time in Dallas’ final 8 games that Spezza available during slightest a point.
Parise tied a diversion 100 seconds into a third period, slamming home a cross-ice pass from rookie defenseman Christian Folin. Less than dual mins later, Koivu gave his group a lead, grabbing a lax puck and throwing a far-reaching angle shot toward a net. Enroth carried his hang only adequate in an try to inhibit a puck away, yet it went between his skates and in a net instead.
“We mislaid some battles, their integrity was improved than ours and it led to goals,” pronounced Stars manager Lindy Ruff, who didn’t pin censure on Enroth. “The second idea was maybe a tough one, yet after that we don’t know if we can demeanour past that.”
Veilleux shoveled a puck past Enroth during a hasten in front of a net for his initial idea of a season. Goals by Dumba and Granlund, and a second from Parise, followed.
Spezza slipped a shot between Dubnyk’s pads with 1:43 left to play for his initial multi-goal diversion of a season. It was only a second time this deteriorate that Dallas mislaid in law when holding a lead after 40 minutes.
NOTES: Stars RW Ales Hemsky returned to unchanging movement and had a span of assists in Saturday’s 7-6 shootout detriment to a Detroit Red Wings after blank a before 3 games with a lower-body injury. Dallas is holding a some-more discreet proceed with LW Patrick Eaves, who has been out of a lineup given Feb. 13 due to a concussion. Eaves, who formerly dealt with mixed concussion problems, did not come along on Dallas’ highway trip. … As partial of Hockey Weekend Across America, a Wild respected 7 players and a manager of USA Hockey’s Women’s National U-18 group before to a game. Team USA degraded Canada for a bullion award in a IIHF U-18 World Championship on Jan. 12 in Buffalo, N.Y. Six of a 7 players famous by a Wild and manager Joel Johnson are from Minnesota, while one actor hails from only opposite a limit in Hudson, Wis. … The Stars’ brief two-game highway outing concludes Tuesday when they revisit a Winnipeg Jets. The Wild are in a midst of a brief two-game homestand and will horde a Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday.