DALLAS (AP) — Frederick Gaudreau scored at 1:40 time beyond regulation after aiding on Kevin Fiala’s two regulation objectives within the Minnesota Wild’s 3-2 victory over the Dallas Stars on Thursday night time.
Gaudreau picked up a unfastened puck, skated into the Dallas zone and despatched the puck previous goalie Scott Wedgewood.
Marc-Andre Fleury made 34 saves for Minnesota, permitting solely Jason Robertson’s two objectives. Wedgewood stopped 24 photographs.
Minnesota remained two factors behind St. Louis for second place within the Central Division. The Blues received at Buffalo on Thursday night time.
Dallas earned a degree for the time beyond regulation loss, shifting the Stars right into a tie with Nashville, which misplaced to Edmonton on Thursday night time, within the Western Convention wild-card race. The Stars and Predators every have eight video games remaining.
Fiala scored his twenty seventh and twenty eighth objectives. Robertson elevated his team-leading whole to 36.
Fiala ended Wedgewood’s hope of his second shutout in three nights by placing in a backhand from in entrance of the online simply 2:14 into the sport. Gaudreau arrange Fiala with a cross from the proper nook.
Dallas tied it at 6:02 of the second on the primary energy play of the sport. Robertson took a cross from Roope Hintz in entrance off the online and shot into Fleury’s pads. Robertson gathered the rebound, put the puck on his backhand and slid it into the principally empty internet.
On the Stars’ second energy play halfway by way of the second, Gaudreau knocked down a unfastened puck that went to Fiala forward of Dallas’ Alexander Radiulov and John Klingberg. Fiala beat Wedgewood with a wrist shot beneath the crossbar from quick vary for his first profession short-handed aim.
Robertson tied it 55 seconds into the third interval, when his shot from the highest of the slot went in off Fleury’s stick.
WORTH NOTING: Fiala has been on the ice as a penalty killer longer this season than in his first seven years mixed (56 1/2 minutes to 43 1/2). He’s having his greatest general season, with profession highs of 28 objectives, 39 assists and 67 factors. … Dallas C Joe Pavelski assisted on Robertson’s first aim. It was Pavelski’s forty seventh, breaking a tie for probably the most in his 16-year profession.
Wild: At St. Louis on Saturday.
Stars: Host San Jose on Saturday night time.