Radulov’s hat trick keys Stars’ big rally to beat Wild 6-3
DALLAS (AP) — Alexander Radulov had a hat trick, scoring late in the second period and twice in the third, as the Dallas Stars rallied from a three-goal deficit to beat the Minnesota Wild 6-3 on Tuesday night.
Dallas has won four of five games after beginning the season 1-7-1.
Alex Stalock made 31 saves for the Wild, who remained in last place in the Central Division. Minnesota had won three of four.
Hintz scored 4:09 into the third period to cut Minnesota’s lead to 3-2, and Pavleski tied it midway through the period. Radulov, who came in with one goal this season, scored his second of the night with 8:29 to play for a 4-3 lead.
Tyler Seguin scored Dallas’ fourth goal of the period with 1:40 left, and Radulov completed the hat trick on an empty-netter with 30 seconds remaining.
Pavelski and Seguin each had a goal and two assists.
Staal assisted on Minnesota’s first goal, by Jason Zucker, 2:50 into the game. At 17:54, Staal scored his fourth goal in the past four games after being held scoreless in the first eight.
Suter made it 3-0 on the power play with 5:34 left in the second period. Jared Spurgeon passed back to Suter at the blue line, and he blasted a slap shot past Khudobin.
It was Minnesota’s eighth power-play goal this season, with five of those in the five most recent games.
Dallas improved to 4 for 40 (10 on the power play this season.
Radulov began Dallas’ rally when he took a dive across the slot to reach the puck on the end of his stick and send it inside the right goalpost.
NOTES: Staal’s only previous birthday goal was also against Dallas, in 2016. He has seven birthday assists, including four in a game at Pittsburgh in 2005. … Dallas D Andrej Sekera didn’t play after slamming into the boards behind the net Saturday. … The Stars franchise’s lowest season success rate on the power play is 14% in 2010-11. Wild LW Jordan Greenway returned after missing two games while in the league’s concussion protocol. LW Kevin Fiala (upper-body injury) has been out for four games. G Devan Dubnyk (upper body) has missed three games but is likely to be in goal Wednesday at St. Louis. … Bishop had won four straight starts against the Wild.
Wild: Play the first of a two-game home-and-home series in three nights against the Blues on Wednesday at St. Louis.
Stars: At Colorado on Friday.
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