Newcomers Staal, Stewart lead Wild to 4-3 win against Jets
Minnesota Wild's Zach Parise acknowledges the applause during his introduction before the regular season home opener against the Winnipeg Jets in the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Eric Staal and Chris Stewart each got their first goal with Minnesota since being acquired in the offseason, helping the Wild overcome a two-goal deficit to beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-3 on Saturday night.
Stewart scored to start the comeback and assisted on Matt Dumba's power-play goal that tied it, then Staal made it 3-2 as the Wild erased the 2-0 deficit with a three-goal second period.
Devan Dubnyk made 14 saves for Minnesota, which is now 14-0-2 in its home openers at the Xcel Energy Center. Jonas Brodin added a goal for the Wild.
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Nikolaj Ehlers, Blake Wheeler and Mark Schiefele scored for Winnipeg. Michael Hutchinson stopped 27 shots for the Jets.