Wild beats Maple Leafs 2-1 after shootout
ST. PAUL, Minnesota (AP) — Minnesota’s Zach Parise and Jason Pominville scored in the shootout to give the Wild a 2-1 win over Toronto on Wednesday, moving within two points of the Central Division lead.
In the day’s other games, Philadelphia edged Pittsburgh for their third-straight win and Dallas had a comfortable victory over Edmonton.
Minnesota’s Parise tied the game late in the third period, sending the Wild to a shootout for the third-straight game, and they made it five wins from six games.
Mason Raymond scored a power-play goal for Toronto, which has scored just three regulation goals over its past four outings.
Philadelphia’s Brayden Schenn scored twice and backup goalie Ray Emery stopped 30 shots to lead the Flyers to a 2-1 victory over Pittsburgh.
Schenn opened the scoring late in the first period and got the tiebreaker late in the second.
Penguins captain Sidney Crosby scored his ninth goal of the season, and first in eight games but the Penguins went down to a third-straight loss.
Dallas’ Kari Lehtonen stopped 22 shots for his 23rd career shutout to lead the Stars to a 3-0 win over Edmonton.