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, Minn. (AP) from an early deficit against the San Jose Sharks, Wild coach Bruce Boudreau turned to assistant Bob Woods and told him to keep sending defenseman Jared Spurgeon out on the ice as much as possible.Spurgeon then helped the Wild to an important two points.Spurgeon scored with 12 seconds left in overtime to give the Minnesota a 3-2 victory Sunday night.”I said, `Play Spurge a lot. He looks like he’s got it,”’ Boudreau said. ”He had his mojo today.”Spurgeon added an assist. Jason Zucker had two assists, setting up Spurgeon in the extra session as the Wild tied a season-high with their fourth straight victory.Matt Cullen and Eric Staal also scored for Minnesota, which has points in 15 of its last 16 home games (11-1-4). Devan Dubnyk made 26 saves for the Wild.Joakim Ryan and Chris Tierney scored for the Sharks, who built a two-goal lead and were 23-0-1 when leading after two periods. Martin Jones stopped 38 shots for San Jose Elias Lindholm Jersey Womens
, which lost the final three games of a four-game trip.”Tonight’s disappointing,” Sharks forward Logan Couture said. ”You’re up 2-1 late in the game. We’ve got to find a way to shut it down. You’ve got less than 30 seconds left in overtime and we’ve got a pretty good team here in the shootout. You just can’t turn that over.”Spurgeon managed to collect the puck in the offensive zone after knocking down Brent Burns‘ clearing attempt. Spurgeon sent a cross-ice pass to an uncovered Zucker. Instead of shooting on Jones, who slid across the crease, Zucker passed back to Spurgeon for a wide-open goal.”I had all day and all net shoot at, so I was just trying to put it in the middle of the net,” Spurgeon said.Off their back-to-back losses in Nashville and Chicago in which it was outscored 10-2, San Jose outshot Minnesota 17-10 in the first period.Ryan scored his third career goal 14 minutes into the first when he snapped a quick shot past Dubnyk on a cross-ice feed from Jannik Hansen. Tierney extended his career-best with his 15th goal 2:28 into the second before the Wild.”We’re a good team when we get the lead usually Alan Quine Jersey Womens
, and it makes us easy for us to play our system when we’re not trailing, so that was big to get the lead,” Tierney said. ”I thought we had a good first period, created a lot of chances, probably would have been nice to get another one in the first there.Cullen countered with 43.4 seconds left in the period, tipping home a pass from Spurgeon.Staal tied the game with 4:44 left on a wraparound that deflected off of Jones. Staal has eight goals and five assists in his past 10 games and reached the 30-goal mark for the sixth time in his career.”He had a nice thing going there and it was nice to get that one, for sure Petr Mrazek Jersey Womens
, that first one to kind of crack it,” Cullen said of Jones. ”It’s good to see the way that we just kept coming. I was really pleased with our last two periods the way we just kept coming and played some really good hockey.”NOTES: Minnesota placed veteran F Chris Stewart on waivers on Sunday. Stewart had been scratched in 10 of the past 15 games. He has nine goals and four assists in 47 games this season. … San Jose D Justin Braun was scratched after missing the morning skate with the flu. It’s the first game Braun has missed this season. … Wild D Jonas Brodin practiced on Sunday for the first time since injuring his hand on Feb. 6. . The Sharks were 0 for 1 on the power play and are 0 for 20 in their past nine games. … Minnesota is 11-6-2 in the past 19 games against San Jose, including five straight wins.UP NEXTSharks: Host Edmonton on Tuesday night.Wild: Host St. Louis on Tuesday night.— ST. LOUIS – A banged up St. Louis Blues team is limping home from a tough west coast swing as they host the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night.Four prominent players were knocked out of the lineup during the three-game trip that started in Chicago and ended with stops in Las Vegas and San Jose. The Blues went 1-2, with both loses being shutouts including a 4-0 setback to the Sharks on Saturday.Defenseman Carl Gunnarsson and forward Jaden Schwartz, who both suffered upper body injuries in the Blues’ 4-1 win at Vegas on Friday, missed the finale against the Sharks. Forward Alexander Steen missed both the Vegas and San Jose games as did forward Pat Maroon, who suffered an upper-body injury against Chicago game and was placed on injured reserve.Article continues below ...“It’s being tested Jordan Schroeder Jersey Womens
,” Blues head coach Mike Yeo told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch before the game against the Sharks. “It was tested within the game last game. Obviously we had to shorten the bench playing the majority of the game with five defensemen and then losing Schwartzie and guys stepped up. They seemed to be excited about the opportunity for extra ice time. Back-to-back games can be a little bit more of a challenge, but we’ve got young legs in the lineup and it’s an opportunity for guys to prove they belong at this level or they belong in the role we’re giving them an opportunity to play tonight.”Yeo said there would be a further update on the injury situation on Monday before the team hosted the Kings. The Blues did not make any immediate roster moves, due to still having 12 healthy forwards already with the team.The injuries, plus the travel, seemed to catch up with the Blues in a lackluster performance against the Sharks.“It wasn’t just the offense,” Yeo told the Post-Dispatch. “Defensively, we also gave up a whole bunch tonight too. In the third period Matt Calvert Jersey Womens
, we generated a number of high quality scoring chances and it was all through hard work. It’s a simple recipe that we have to follow night after night. We did it last night and we didn’t do it for the first two periods tonight and we just can’t keep coming and saying it’s good one night, it’s not good the next night. We have to demand of ourselves that we bring it night after night for 60 minutes.”Monday’s game will be the first meeting this season between the Blues and Kings. The Blues won two out of the three meetings last season.The Kings are coming off of a 5-3 loss at Nashville on Saturday and have lost four of their last five games.Kings center Anze Kopitar snapped a five-game scoreless streak with a two-point night in the loss to the Predators.“It’s extremely frustrating going from an MVP nominee to barely getting any chances,” Kopitar toldNHL.com on Wednesday. “But I’ll correct it. I have no doubt in my mind that I’ll correct it.”On Sunday, the Kings recalled forward Austin Wagner from AHL-Ontario. Forward Trevor Lewis (fractured foot) is listed week-to-week and goalie Cole Kehler has been assigned to Ontario.