Zach Parise and Jason Pominville scored in the shootout, lifting the Minnesota Wild to a 2-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night.
Parise tied the game late in the third period for Minnesota, which has won five of six and is 8-1-2 in its past 11 games. The Wild have been involved in three straight shootouts — winning two.
Mason Raymond scored a power-play goal for Toronto, which has scored just three regulation goals in its last four outings. Jonathan Bernier had 33 saves.
Josh Harding had 19 saves for the Wild in relief of Niklas Backstrom, who was run over by Toronto’s Nazem Kadri seven minutes into the game. Kadri’s elbow appeared to hit Backstrom in the head.
Kadri was also assessed a match penalty for illegally hitting Mikael Granlund in the head in the second period and likely faces a long suspension.
STARS 3, OILERS 0: Kari Lehtonen stopped 22 shots for his 23rd career shutout to lead Dallas past Edmonton.
Rich Peverley, Antoine Roussel and Tyler Seguin scored for the Stars, who have won four of their last five games.
The Oilers have lost four straight and are 1-8-1 in their past 10 games. Edmonton was also blanked at home for the third consecutive game, setting a new franchise record, and has totaled just two goals in the last five on home ice.
Peverley got the Stars on the scoreboard with 9:15 left in the second period when he knocked in a rebound of his own shot for his fourth goal of the season.
Seguin and Roussel had empty-netters 38 seconds apart in the final minute to seal Dallas’ win.