Wild beat Stars 6-5 in shootout after blowing 4-goal lead

Dec 4, 2022, 1:11 AM | Updated: 4:37 pm
Dallas Stars center Roope Hintz (24) reacts to scoring his third goal of the game during the third ...

Dallas Stars center Roope Hintz (24) reacts to scoring his third goal of the game during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Minnesota Wild in Dallas, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022. The Wild won 6-5. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

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              Dallas Stars center Roope Hintz (24) reacts to scoring his third goal of the game during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Minnesota Wild in Dallas, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022. The Wild won 6-5. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
            
              Minnesota Wild center Frederick Gaudreau (89) is congratulated by teammate Alex Goligoski (33) after Gaudreau scores a shoot-out in an NHL hockey game against the Dallas Stars in Dallas, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022. The Wild won 6-5. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
            
              Dallas Stars center Roope Hintz (24) reacts to scoring his third goal of the game during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Minnesota Wild in Dallas, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022. The Wild won 6-5. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
            
              Minnesota Wild center Frederick Gaudreau (89) is congratulated by teammate Alex Goligoski (33) after Gaudreau scores a shoot-out in an NHL hockey game against the Dallas Stars in Dallas, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022. The Wild won 6-5. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
            
              Dallas Stars goaltender Jake Oettinger (29) defends the goal against Minnesota Wild right wing Ryan Reaves (75) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Dallas, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
            
              Minnesota Wild left wing Kirill Kaprizov (97) skates for the puck in front of Dallas Stars defenseman Jani Hakanpaa (2) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Dallas, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
            
              Dallas Stars goaltender Jake Oettinger (29) can't stop the shot allowing a goal by Minnesota Wild's Jake Middleton during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Dallas, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
            
              Minnesota Wild left wing Jordan Greenway (18) celebrates his goal with teammates Nic Petan (19) and Jared Spurgeon (46) as Dallas Stars center Joe Pavelski (16) skates past during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Dallas, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
            
              Dallas Stars defenseman Esa Lindell (23) controls the puck as Minnesota Wild center Connor Dewar (26) goes down during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Dallas, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
            
              Dallas Stars left wing Jamie Benn (14) tries to get the puck past Minnesota Wild goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) and Connor Dewar (26) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Dallas, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
            
              Minnesota Wild right wing Ryan Reaves (75) and Dallas Stars center Wyatt Johnston (53) skate for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Dallas, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
            
              Minnesota Wild goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) and Alex Goligoski (33) defend the goal against Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Dallas, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
            
              Minnesota Wild left wing Kirill Kaprizov (97) celebrates with teammates on the bench after his goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Dallas Stars in Dallas, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
            
              Minnesota Wild center Connor Dewar (26) scores a goal against Dallas Stars goaltender Jake Oettinger (29) and defenseman Ryan Suter (20) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Dallas, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

DALLAS (AP) — Mats Zuccarello, Kirill Kaprizov and Frederick Gaudreau scored on Minnesota’s three shootout attempts and the Wild beat the Dallas Stars 6-5 on Sunday after blowing a four-goal lead in the third period.

Coming off a 5-4 shootout victory over Anaheim on Saturday, Minnesota ran its winning streak to four.

“This one feels good,” Gaudreau said. “We kept our calm.”

Roope Hintz had his second career hat trick for the Stars, who earned points for the 10th time in 11 games. Jason Robertson and Joe Pavelski scored to open the shootout, but Hintz’s backhander rolled just short of the goal line, giving Gaudreau the chance to end it.

Hintz’s final goal, with an extra skater on, tied it at 5 with 2:11 left in regulation.

“They pushed, we gave up the big lead,” Wild coach Dean Evason said. “But did we quit? Did we shut it down? Did we stop playing? No. They just kept going about their business.”

Kaprizov, Joel Ericksson Ek, Connor Dewar, Jake Middleton and Jordan Greenway scored for the Wild in regulation, and Marc-Andre Fleury made 30 saves.

Robertson had his NHL-best 23rd goal and an assist to push his team-record points streak to 18 games. Mason Marchment also had a goal and an assist for the Stars. Hintz also had an assist.

“We knew if we got one, we were going to get more,” said Hintz, whose previous hat trick came in November 2021. “It’s good we got one point.”

Minnesota used a three-goal burst in a 2:50-span of the second period to take a 4-1 lead and made it 5-1 29 seconds into the third after Dallas goalie Jake Oettinger was replaced by Scott Wedgewood.

Dewar opened the second-period flurry with a short-handed goal and Middleton and Greenway also connected.

Oettinger, a Minnesota native, allowed four goals on 16 shots. Wedgewood made 14 saves in 20 minutes.

Dewar’s goal midway through the second period was the Wild’s NHL-leading fifth short-handed goal and the first allowed by Dallas this season.

Kaprizov has a career-best 12-game points streak (eight goals, 11 assists) and a six-game goal streak. The goal streak matches his own franchise record shared with Nino Niederreiter and Brian Rolston.

NOTES

The Wild are 3-1 in shootouts and 7-3 after regulation., Dallas is 0-2 and 0-6. … Robertson has 41 points, third in the NHL. … Greenway and Oettinger were teammates at Boston University for two seasons.

UP NEXT

Wild: At Calgary on Wednesday night.

Stars: Host Toronto on Tuesday night.

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