Nate Prosser scored his third career goal at 2:42 of overtime, lifting the Minnesota Wild over the Dallas Stars 3-2 on Saturday night.
Prosser netted the winning score for the second time in as many games, sending Nino Niederreiter’s rebound past Kari Lehtonen’s glove for Minnesota’s third win in its last four games.
Erik Haula and Ryan Suter also scored for the Wild, and Darcy Kuemper stopped 33 shots. Kuemper made his fourth straight start and is 4-1 in five starts since Jan. 7.
Ryan Garbutt and Alex Chiasson scored for the slumping Stars, who have only one win in their last nine games. Lehtonen made 16 saves.
Haula’s first career goal put Minnesota up 1-0 at 7:11 in the first. After knocking the puck away from Erik Cole along the boards, Haula beat Lehtonen on that stick side.
The Wild had only three shots in the opening period, with Dallas outworking them on offense.
Dallas tied it at 11:57 of the second on Garbutt’s 10th goal of the season. Garbutt picked up a rebound off Vernon Fiddler’s shot in front of the net and knocked it in past Kuemper.
Wild coach Mike Yeo then called for a timeout to rally his team, and his players responded.
Minnesota reclaimed the lead when Suter wristed a shot from the left circle through a crowd and past Lehtonen at 14:09.
Chiasson’s power-play goal for Dallas tied it with just over 10 minutes to play.
The game capped the eighth annual Hockey Day Minnesota that included three high school hockey games on an outdoor rink in the Minneapolis suburb of Elk River, and the University of Minnesota men’s team against Ohio State.