Staal's third-period goal lifts Wild over Hurricanes in exhibition
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Eric Staal scored a tiebreaking goal in the third period to lead the Minnesota Wild to a 3-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes in an NHL exhibition game Sunday in St. Paul.
Staal, playing against his former team, also assisted on Charlie Coyle's second period goal for the Wild, which tied the game 1-1. Jason Zucker added a late goal.
Devan Dubnyk made 16 saves, only yielding Derek Ryan's power-play goal at 8:46 of the first period.
Michael Leighton and Alex Nedeljkovic each saw time in goal for Carolina. Leighton started and made 20 saves on 21 shots. Nedeljkovic allowed two goals on 17 shots.