DALLAS (AP) — Ryan Suter joked that he was trying to bank the puck off a Dallas defenseman and into the net.Suter scored the go-ahead goal in the third period and had two assists as the Minnesota Wild beat the Stars 3-1 on Friday night.Dallas goalie Ben Bishop had stopped a shot by Eric Staal Alex Galchenyuk Jersey Womens
, but the puck went into the left corner. Suter sent the puck back in front, and it ricocheted in off the Stars’ Esa Lindell with 7:06 left to put the Wild up 2-1.“I was just trying to get it to the net,” Suter said as he got more serious about the description.Devan Dubnyk made 33 saves — including 24 in the second period — for Minnesota in a game that was scoreless through 40 minutes.“In the second period, if it wasn’t for (Dubnyk), they could have had five,” Wild coach Bruce Boudreau said. “I was really impressed.”The Stars finally broke through 36 seconds into the third period, when Jason Spezza scored his first of the season, tipping in Miro Heiskanen’s shot from the left point.Minnesota took over after that, finishing with a 15-4 edge on shots in the third.“We go up 1-nothing and our mentality’s got to be step on their throats,” Stars coach Jim Montgomery said. “I think we get result-oriented, and we start managing Carter Rowney Jersey Womens
, looking at the clock instead of playing through the game.”First, Matt Dumba put a loose rebound past Bishop at 9:37 of the third to tie the score.After Suter’s goal, Zach Parise scored into an empty net with 1 minute left.“We got that feeling, especially after the second goal, to shut down,” Boudreau said. “We didn’t give them an opportunity. … We didn’t want to try to take the foot off the gas, and I don’t think we did in the last 10 minutes.”Bishop also finished with 33 saves.Spezza lamented his team’s late-game performance.“Credit to their goalie, but it’s our job to make life as difficult as possible for him,” he said. “We didn’t play good for an 8- to 10-minute time and we lose a game because of it.”The Stars have scored only two goals in losing their last three games after a 3-1 start.In the closely played first period, Dallas didn’t have a shot on goal until Spezza put the puck on Dubnyk at 11:21. Bishop stopped the period’s best scoring chance when he denied Marcus Foligno on a short breakaway from the left faceoff circle at 13:38.The second period was freewheeling, with the Stars outshooting the Wild 24-13 but they couldn’t beat Dubnyk. His best stop was on Blake Comeau on a 2-on-1 late in the period.“When you’re seeing pucks well Luke Schenn Jersey Womens
,” Dubnyk said, “able to read off our guys really well, because they work hard for me in front, that allows me to sit and wait and you’re not going down with the puck.”NOTES: Dumba tied Jason Zucker for the Wild’s team lead with his third goal. Parise leads the team with eight points (two goals, six assists). . Minnesota recalled F Matt Read from Iowa of the AHL and immediately put him on the top line. Read replaced Matt Hendricks, who is expected to miss 2 to 3 weeks because of a left leg injury that occurred in the first period on Tuesday. … Stars RW Alexander Radulov had been expected to play despite what was described as a “minor issue” in the third period of their game on Tuesday. RW Valeri Nichushkin (lower-body injury) missed his second straight game.UP NEXTWild: Return home to host Tampa Bay on Saturday in the Wild’s second road-home back-to-back games in six days.Stars: Host Los Angeles on Tuesday in the second game of a three-game homestand. RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Ten games into his career as an NHL head coach, Rod Brind’Amour isn’t ready to rank victories based on quality of opponent. He’ll take any victory, especially the way his Carolina Hurricanes topped the talented San Jose Sharks on Friday night.The Hurricanes rallied from 2-0 and 3-1 deficits for a 4-3 shootout victory, snapping San Jose’s three-game win streak.“I think the way we won is what’s important vs. necessarily who we (beat),” Brind’Amour said. “The way we came back after getting punched in the face Womens Niklas Hjalmarsson Jersey
, really a couple of times, I think that speaks a lot for the group.”Brock McGinn scored in regulation and had the lone shootout goal for the Hurricanes.Carolina outshot San Jose 23-6 from start of the second period to the midpoint of the third and finished with a 41-23 edge. It was the first time the Sharks had been outshot this season.“Once we got the lead, we got a little too comfortable and laid off the gas, and they hit it,” San Jose defenseman Erik Karlsson said. “And once they did, we couldn’t find a way to get back. We were on our heels for pretty much half the game. We were a little lucky to scrap out a 3-3 score, and once it gets to a shootout, it’s a coin-toss.”McGinn, Teuvo Teravainen and Dougie Hamilton scored for Carolina in the second period, and Teravainen assisted on Hamilton’s goal. Antti Suomela, Timo Meier and Tomas Hertl scored for the Sharks.Petr Mrazek made 20 saves for Carolina Zach Bogosian Jersey Womens
, and Aaron Dell had 38 saves for San Jose.He couldn’t get to McGinn’s shot when he needed to.“I made a little fake and went low glove side,” McGinn said. “It’s trusting your moves. On my fake, he really opened up, and I had a little spot to put it.”In the shootout, Dell stopped Justin Williams, and Mrazek saved a shot from Logan Couture. After McGinn scored, Joe Pavelski hit the post for San Jose. Sebastian Aho had a chance to clinch it for Carolina, but his shot hit the post. The Sharks’ third shooter, Joonas Donskoi, shot wide.Carolina outshot San Jose 16-5 in the second period, rallying from deficits of 2-0 and 3-1 to tie it at three on Teravainen’s second goal of the season. Aho assisted Scott Wedgewood Jersey Womens
, giving him points in the first 10 games of the season.Carolina’s anemic penalty kill failed to stop San Jose on its first two chances, and the Sharks took a 3-1 lead at 5:47 of the second on Hertl’s fourth goal of the season.McGinn’s first goal of the season cut the margin to 3-2 midway through the second after a San Jose turnover in front of goalie Dell.Hamilton’s first goal as a Hurricane, 1:12 into the second, got Carolina going. His shot deflected off Brent Burns‘ stick and floated over the glove of Dell.San Jose scored twice in a span of 1:39 in the first period. Suomela scored his first NHL goal on a nifty, leaping move past Mrazek, and Meier scored on the power play to make it 2-0 after 20 minutes.NOTES: Carolina entered the game 28th in the league on the power play and 29th on the penalty kill. … Aho’s point streak is second in franchise history to start a season, behind only Ron Francis’ 11-game streak to begin the 84-85 season. … Micheal Ferland’s assist of Hamilton’s goal gives him a five-game point streak. … Hamilton has recorded a shot on goal in 175 consecutive games. … The teams each entered the game with 5-3-1 records, and both played their third OT game. … Burns picked up two assists in the first 8 1/2 minutes, giving him 10 on the season. … Meier’s goal gave him points in seven consecutive games. … San Jose’s Pete DeBoer coached his 750th NHL game. … The teams meet again Dec. 5 in San Jose.UP NEXT:San Jose: At Anaheim on Sunday.Carolina: Hosts New York Islanders on Sunday.