Pominville scores twice, including game-winner in the 3rd, to lead Wild over Canadiens 4-3

Associated Press | Friday, 11.01.2013 / 11:00 PM

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Jason Pominville scored two goals, including the game-winner late in the third period, to lead the Minnesota Wild over the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 on Friday night.

Pominville scored the winner from just outside the left crease, beating goalie Carey Price and notching his team-leading ninth goal with 5:28 left.

Justin Fontaine and Nino Niederreiter also scored for Minnesota.

Brendan Gallagher, P.K. Subban and Brian Gionta scored for Montreal, which rallied from a 3-1 third-period deficit but couldn't win its third straight game.

Pominville gave Minnesota a 2-1 lead in the second after he corralled a long lead pass from Mikael Granlund and beat Price through the five-hole on a breakaway.

Scoring Summary
1st Period
05:45MIN Justin Fontaine (4) ASST: Keith Ballard (2), Torrey Mitchell (2) 1 - 0 MIN
06:10MTL Brendan Gallagher (6) ASST: Alex Galchenyuk (8), Andrei Markov (5) 1 - 1 Tie
2nd Period
08:41MIN Jason Pominville (8) ASST: Mikael Granlund (9) 2 - 1 MIN
3rd Period
04:02MIN Nino Niederreiter (3) ASST: Mikael Granlund (10), Jason Pominville (1) 3 - 1 MIN
07:12MTL PPG - P.K. Subban (3) ASST: Andrei Markov (6) 3 - 2 MIN
10:13MTL Brian Gionta (4) ASST: Andrei Markov (7), P.K. Subban (10) 3 - 3 Tie
14:32MIN Jason Pominville (9) ASST: Zach Parise (4), Keith Ballard (3) 4 - 3 MIN
Three Stars of the Game
Jason Pominville
Jason Pominville
G: 2Shots: 2
A: 1Hits: 1
PTS: 3PIM: 0
+/-: 3TOI: 15:00
Mikael Granlund
Mikael Granlund
G: 0Shots: 2
A: 2Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 15:50
Andrei Markov
Andrei Markov
G: 0Shots: 3
A: 3Hits: 1
PTS: 3PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 24:42
Penalty Summary
1st Period
09:28MTL Rene Bourque  Slashing against  Justin Fontaine
2nd Period
15:32MIN Charlie Coyle  Hooking against  Alex Galchenyuk
3rd Period
06:49MIN Dany Heatley  Holding the stick against  P.K. Subban
shots by period
Team Stats
Power Plays1/20/1
Faceoff Wins3031
Blocked Shots1621
Penalty Minutes24
6D. MurrayD00-11013:29
11B. GallagherR1014018:56
14T. PlekanecC0012018:29
15G. ParrosR00-3004:48
17R. BourqueL0001219:39
21B. GiontaR1005019:01
26J. GorgesD00-11020:04
27A. GalchenyukC0100016:37
45M. BlundenR00-3005:16
49M. BournivalL0012017:29
51D. DesharnaisC0000017:24
53R. WhiteC00-3006:38
55F. BouillonD00-20015:39
61R. DiazD00-12022:01
71L. LeblancC0002016:23
76P. SubbanD1117024:05
79A. MarkovD0303024:42
81L. EllerC0001018:16
31C. Price2125.84059:04
2K. BallardD0221016:19
3C. CoyleC0002218:23
4C. StonerD0021015:07
6M. ScandellaD0013016:04
9M. KoivuC0001019:44
11Z. PariseL0111022:57
14J. FontaineR1005015:50
15D. HeatleyL0000210:54
17T. MitchellC011108:01
20R. SuterD00-11026:35
21K. BrodziakC00-21016:50
22N. NiederreiterR1003012:23
24M. CookeL0001016:29
25J. BrodinD00-10026:54
28Z. KonopkaC001006:30
29J. PominvilleR2132015:00
46J. SpurgeonD0010018:00
64M. GranlundC0222015:50
37J. Harding2831.90359:47