WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first two periods Thursday night, the Minnesota Wild were shut down by Braden Holtby and the Washington Capitals.
Minnesota played a strong third period and its winning streak survives.
Jason Pominville scored two third-period goals, Devan Dubnyk made 24 saves, and the Wild rallied for a 2-1 win over the Capitals.
Pominville tied the game with his 14th goal of the season off a scramble in front of the net at 9:19 of the period, then blasted a high shot past Holtby from the left circle with 5:32 left after a Washington turnover in the neutral zone.
"I give our guys a lot of credit for not getting frustrated over the course of the game," Wild coach Mike Yeo said. "This is not the type of game where you could go out and expect to score four or five goals."
Zach Parise had two assists for Minnesota, which has won four straight and 15 of 18.
"We’re a confident group right now and even though we’re down by one after two on the road, I think we did a lot of good things in the first couple of periods and finally got rewarded," Pominville said. "It wasn’t pretty, but sometimes you need those."
Dubnyk has started a franchise-record 22 straight games with the Wild. He is 17-3-1 with a 1.62 goals-against average in those games.