Stars score early and often in win over Wild

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21 Dec 2021, 14:40 GMT+10

Miro Heiskanen and Jamie Benn each had a extremity and an assistance to pb the Dallas Stars to a 7-4 triumph implicit the visiting Minnesota Wild connected Monday night.

Joe Pavelski, Roope Hintz, Tyler Seguin, Esa Lindell and Jacob Peterson besides scored for Dallas, which won for the 10th clip successful its past 11 location games. Jason Robertson and Denis Gurianov each added 2 assists portion Jake Oettinger finished with 19 saves.

Kevin Fiala scored twice, Kirill Kaprizov had a extremity and 2 assists and Ryan Hartman finished with a extremity and an assistance for Central Division-leading Minnesota. Mats Zuccarello added 2 assists portion Cam Talbot made 22 saves.

Dallas, which had dropped its 4 erstwhile meetings against Minnesota including an disfigured 7-2 nonaccomplishment connected Nov. 18 successful Saint Paul, Minn., jumped to a 2-0 pb successful the archetypal 3:24 connected goals by Pavelski, who enactment successful a rebound of Robertson changeable wrong the near station for his 12th extremity of the season, and a shorthanded extremity by Lindell, who intercepted Talbot's clearing walk adjacent halfway crystal and past skated successful and fired a wrist changeable from the near ellipse done Talbot's pads for his archetypal goal.

Minnesota came backmost to necktie it aboriginal successful the play connected Hartman's team-leading 14th extremity of the season, taking a Kaprizov walk successful the slot and beating Oettinger connected his blocker side, and Fiala's 5th extremity connected a tap-in disconnected a Marcus Foligno pass.

But the Stars regained the lead, 3-2, astatine the 16:43 people connected Seguin's eighth extremity of the play erstwhile helium roofed a wrist changeable from the close ellipse short-side disconnected a Gurianov driblet pass.

Hintz made it 4-2 midway done the 2nd play with a power-play goal, firing a wrist changeable from the near ellipse successful disconnected the acold station for his 12th extremity of the season. Kaprizov chopped it to 4-3 adjacent the extremity of the play with his 12th goal.

Minnesota astir tied it aboriginal successful the 3rd play erstwhile Fiala fired a changeable disconnected the crossbar earlier Dallas broke the crippled unfastened with 2 goals successful 60 seconds. Peterson got the first, his 5th of the season, to marque it 5-3 and Heiskanen followed with his 4th connected a wrist changeable from the near circle.

Minnesota manager Dean Evason past rolled the dice and pulled Talbot with 9:20 remaining. After Sequin deed the station connected an bare nett try, the Wild chopped it to 6-4 connected a six-on-four powerfulness play extremity by Fiala disconnected a Hartman provender from down the net.

Benn past sealed it with an bare netter with 1:32 to go.

--Field Level Media

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