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Moulson’s OT goal gives Wild 4-3 win over Detroit

March 24, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — Matt Moulson’s goal at 2:15 of overtime gave the Minnesota Wild a 4-3 come-from-behind win over the Detroit Red Wings in the NHL on Sunday night.

Charlie Coyle had a goal and an assist and Jason Pominville and Zach Parise also scored for Minnesota. Ryan Suter had two assists and Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 13 shots.

Gustav Nyquist scored twice to extend his goal-scoring streak to five games, and Tomas Tatar also scored for Detroit. Jimmy Howard made 21 saves.

In other games, the New Jersey Devils got a much-needed win over the Toronto Maple Leafs, 3-2.

Rookie defenseman Jon Merrill set up a second-period breakaway goal by Patrik Elias and scored 32 seconds later as the Devils gave their slim playoff hopes a boost by winning for the second time in six games.

The struggling Maple Leafs lost their fifth straight game.

The Anaheim Ducks beat the Florida Panthers 6-2 to end its four-game home losing streak and pull within one point of San Jose atop the Pacific Division standings.

Corey Perry and captain Ryan Getzlaf each had a goal and two assists and Jonas Hiller made 28 saves for Anaheim.

New York’s Evgeni Nabokov made 41 saves in his 58th NHL shutout as the Islanders beat Columbus 2-0, dealing the Blue Jackets’ playoff hopes a severe blow.

Columbus, which has dropped to fifth in the Metropolitan Division, has fallen out of an Eastern Conference playoff position with 11 games left. The Blue Jackets lost their second straight game and for the third time in four.

The Western Conference-leading St. Louis Blues edged the Pittsburgh Penguins, second in the Eastern Conference, 1-0.

David Backes deflected a slap shot by Alexander Steen past Marc-Andre Fleury midway through the third period to lift St. Louis, which bounced back from a one-sided loss at Philadelphia on Saturday to improve the league’s best road record to 23-11-3.

St. Louis opened a six-point lead over Chicago in the Central Division after the Blackhawks lost to the Nashville Predators 2-0 at home.

Pekka Rinne made 29 saves for his first shutout in more than a year to lead Nashville.

The Blackhawks played their second game without Patrick Kane, the team’s leading scorer, who sustained a lower body injury against St. Louis on Wednesday and could miss the rest of the regular season.

The Vancouver Canucks rallied to beat the league-worst Buffalo Sabres 4-2 to pull within three points of eighth-place Phoenix in the race for the second wild-card playoff spot in the West.

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