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, Minn. (AP) — In their first year under new coach Rod Brind’Amour, the Carolina Hurricanes are using their youth and speed to wear out opponents.They started by outshooting Minnesota 20-5 in the first period Saturday. After a back-and-forth third period, Carolina showed off its stamina, too.Sebastian Aho scored his second goal of the game in overtime to lift Carolina over the Wild 5-4 on Saturday night.“The message has been pretty clear from Day 1, and I think they’ve been doing what we’ve asked, or they’re trying to, and I think they see that it’s a fun way to play,” Brind’Amour said. “But it’s also a way that can have outcomes like tonight where we can come back.”Justin Williams tied the game for Carolina with 1:09 left in the third period, and the Hurricanes matched the best five-game start in franchise history by tying the 4-0-1 Hartford Whalers in 1995-96.Aho added an assist while running his point streak to five games. Jordan Staal and Brett Pesce also scored for the Hurricanes. Curtis McElhinney made 19 saves as Carolina outshot Minnesota 57-23 and survived a third-period frenzy in which the Wild rallied to twice take a one-goal lead.The Hurricanes entered the game averaging 38.5 shots per game, second in the NHL. Their 4.25 goals per game coming in was tied for sixth after they were 23rd in the league last season.“To be down twice in the third period Adidas James Van Riemsdyk Jersey
, that’s tough, and maybe that’s something that last year or the year before, maybe we would’ve just wilted and packed it in and said ‘All right, good try,'” Williams said. “But our power play showed up and we scored one late. So, a really good win that we would’ve been upset if we lost.”Devan Dubnyk stopped 52 shots for Minnesota and Jason Zucker scored his 100th career goal and third in the past two games. Charlie Coyle, Jared Spurgeon and Mikael Granlund also scored for the Wild, who played their third consecutive overtime game.“In a realistic world, you’re happy you got a point out of that,” Minnesota coach Bruce Boudreau said. “If it wasn’t for Devan Dubnyk; he’s been our No. 1 star in all four games that he’s played.”Dubnyk’s work allowed Minnesota the chance to recover in the third. It’s the second game this season and 14th time in his career he’s made at least 40 saves in game. He’s 10-1-3 in those contests.Staal opened the scoring midway through the first with his fourth goal Adidas Christian Folin Jersey
, the only tally in the first for Carolina despite the shot advantage and a pair of power-plays, including a 5-on-3 situation. Coyle’s first goal of the season tied the game through one period.“We’re horrible in the first period right now, and that’s myself included, that’s everybody,” Zucker said. “We got to be better. We got to fix it.”Pesce redirected Aho’s shot for the only goal in the second as Carolina entered the third leading 2-1.Spurgeon tied it with his first goal of the season just 1:20 into the third period, Zucker scored just over four minutes later and Granlund added his first of the season with 4:13 left in the game.Aho’s first goal erased the first lead from Zucker’s goal.“I think it tells something about us, coming back twice and get the win,” Aho said. “Also our (power play) has been bad all year and we haven’t scored, and when we need it most, we score. It feels good.”The Hurricanes were 1 of 9 on the power play Saturday after entering the game 1 of 10 for the season.NOTES: Minnesota coach Bruce Boudreau said F Joel Eriksson Ek has a lower-body injury and will miss a week. … Matt Hendricks was back in the lineup for the Wild after being scratched for one game. … Minnesota is 10-3-4 in its last 17 games against Carolina. … Aho has four goals and five assists during his point streak. Hurricanes F Teuvo Teravainen has points in four straight games. … McIlhenny became the first Carolina goaltender to win his first three starts with the team since Justin Peters in 2010.UP NEXTHurricanes: Finish a back-to-back set at Winnipeg on Sunday.Wild: Travel to Nashville on Monday. GLENDALE Adidas Erik Karlsson Jersey
, Ariz. (AP) — The Vegas Golden Knights couldn’t put away the Arizona Coyotes in regulation time, but they dominated overtime and picked up an important divisional win.Max Pacioretty stuffed in a rebound at 3:36 of overtime, and the Golden Knights beat the Coyotes 3-2 Wednesday night.The goal was the second of the night for Pacioretty, who also scored in the second period. Tomas Nosek also scored, and Marc-Andre Fleury had 19 saves for Vegas.Vegas had five shots in the extra period; Arizona had none.“We know how many divisional games we have here coming up,” Pacioretty said. “They’re all important. To be able to stick with it, kill that penalty at the end, was huge.”Derek Stepan scored twice for Arizona, and Darcy Kuemper had 22 saves. Both teams have picked up points in three of their last five games.Stepan scored at 19:08 of the first period and with 6:49 left in the third period. His second goal tied the game at 2-all. On the power play, Alex Galchenyuk fed Stepan Adidas Adam Cracknell Jersey
, who had plenty of open net.The Coyotes got another power play with 1:55 to play, but couldn’t convert before the end of regulation.“There’s some positives to take out of the power play scoring a big goal for us,” Stepan said. “We scored a big goal to give our team a chance to win the hockey game. … We go forward with that.”Vegas lost a chance for a two-goal lead early in the third period. Cody Eakin’s apparent goal was reviewed and overturned when teammate Alex Tuch was ruled offside.The first period saw some hard hitting by both teams and a brief tussle between Coyotes center Brad Richardson and Golden Knights center William Karlsson. Arizona’s Christian Fischer had a shot bounce off the post late in the period.Stepan scored his fifth goal of the season with 52 seconds left in the first, when he redirected Jakob Chychrun’s shot past Fleury for a 1-0 Coyotes lead.Chychrun, playing in just his second game of the season, recorded his first point.Nosek took a pass from Reilly Smith and beat Kuemper with a shot over his glove at 5:50 of the second period, tying the game.The Coyotes just missed regaining the lead at the 11:32 mark of the second when Clayton Keller broke away with a long pass from Oliver Ekman-Larsson and hit the post with his shot.Pacioretty started the play that led to his goal late in the second period. He passed to Tuch, who sent the puck to Eakin, who crossed it back to Pacioretty, who netted a wrist shot.“‘Patch’ is one of those guys when he gets the puck in the net Adidas Josh Jooris Jersey
, he gets confident,” Vegas head coach Gerard Gallant said. “It couldn’t happen to a better player.”The Coyotes’ NHL-best penalty kill was 2 for 2 on Friday, and has allowed just five goals on 62 opponent power plays this season. Defenseman Alex Goligoski also returned from injury, playing for the first time since Nov. 8.“We need some individuals to play better,” Coyotes head coach Rick Tocchet said. “It’s too hard of a game for us. We don’t have the team to outscore teams all the time. We have to play a good, diligent game defensively.”NOTES: The game was the first of four meetings between the desert rivals. … Golden Knights F Tomas Hyka returned to action after being scratched from Monday’s game. … Kuemper started his eighth straight game with No. 1 goaltender Antti Raanta still out with a lower body injury. … F Josh Archibald served the second of a two-game suspension for an illegal check to the head from last week. … D Dakota Mermis was sent back to AHL Tucson after playing in one game for the Coyotes last weekend.UP NEXTVegas: Hosts the Calgary Flames on Friday night.Arizona: Hosts the Colorado Avalanche on Friday night.