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Tyler Seguin caps Dallas Stars’ rally in overtime to beat Wild

The Associated Press

Stars goalie Antti Niemi, playing for the second day in a row, swats away a shot by Wild right wing Jason Pominville during the first period.
Stars goalie Antti Niemi, playing for the second day in a row, swats away a shot by Wild right wing Jason Pominville during the first period. AP

Tyler Seguin scored with just over a minute remaining in overtime and the Dallas Stars came back from a three-goal deficit to beat the Minnesota Wild 4-3 on Saturday night.

Alex Goligoski, Jamie Benn and John Klingberg scored for Dallas in the third period. Seguin, Benn and Klingberg also each had one assist, and Cody Eakin had two assists. Antti Niemi made 23 saves and the Stars won for the fifth time in six games.

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Jason Pominville ended the longest goalless streak of his career with his first goal of the season, and Thomas Vanek and Charlie Coyle also scored for the Wild. Minnesota lost for the fifth time in six games.

Darcy Kuemper made 40 saves for Minnesota.

Minnesota lost 3-1 in a matinee against Winnipeg on Friday, prompting coach Mike Yeo to scold his team for its inconsistent effort. The Wild took control early against Dallas, which was also playing the second game of a back-to-back after beating Vancouver at home Friday night in a shootout.

Niemi started for the second straight game, and Vanek created the first two goals in the first period. After scoring with a waffling puck that found its way past a screened Niemi, Vanek set up Coyle for the second goal.

Wild forward Justin Fontaine forced a turnover in the defensive zone and sent the puck wide to Vanek as he slipped near the blue line. Vanek faked a shot before sending a cross-ice pass to Coyle, and he scored on a open net.

Pominville snapped a goalless streak of 22 games in the second.

Kuemper was besieged after being given a 3-0 lead, with Dallas outshooting Minnesota 35-15 in the second and third periods. Benn scored his league-leading 18th goal short-handed, and Klingberg tied it with less than 6 minutes remaining.

Seguin’s 13th of the season ended the game after Benn created a flurry in front of Kuemper. Seguin found the loose puck and roofed it in.

 

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First Period—1, Minnesota, Vanek 10 (Brodin, Coyle), 5:52. 2, Minnesota, Coyle 6 (Vanek, Fontaine), 13:27. Penalties—Pominville, Min (slashing), 19:04.

Second Period—3, Minnesota, Pominville 1 (Granlund), 1:11. Penalties—Roussel, Dal (unsportsmanlike conduct), 1:17.

Third Period—4, Dallas, Goligoski 2 (Jo.Benn, Nichushkin), 4:57. 5, Dallas, Ja.Benn 18 (Eakin), 9:43 (sh). 6, Dallas, Klingberg 5 (Eakin, Seguin), 14:34. Penalties—Suter, Min (cross-checking), 2:40; Oduya, Dal (cross-checking), 8:33.

Overtime—7, Dallas, Seguin 13 (Ja.Benn, Klingberg), 3:57. Penalties—None.

Shots on Goal—Dallas 7-19-16-2—44. Minnesota 9-8-7-2—26. Power plays—Dallas 0 of 2; Minnesota 0 of 2. Goalies—Dallas, Niemi 10-4-0 (26 shots-23 saves). Minnesota, Kuemper 0-0-2 (44-40). A—19,024 (17,954). T—2:36.

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