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Game Recap

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

Friday, 11.01.2013 / 11:00 PM

Associated Press

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Pominville scores twice, including game-winner in the 3rd, to lead Wild over Canadiens 4-3
Montréal Canadiens 3, Minnesota Wild 4
Three Stars of the Game
Jason Pominville
1st
Jason Pominville
R
G: 2Shots: 2
A: 1Hits: 1
PTS: 3PIM: 0
+/-: 3TOI: 15:00
Mikael Granlund
2nd
Mikael Granlund
C
G: 0Shots: 2
A: 2Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 15:50
Andrei Markov
3rd
G: 0Shots: 3
A: 3Hits: 1
PTS: 3PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 24:42

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
05:45
MIN
Justin Fontaine (4) ASST: Keith Ballard (2), Torrey Mitchell (2)
1 - 0 MIN
06:10
MTL
Brendan Gallagher (6) ASST: Alex Galchenyuk (8), Andrei Markov (5)
1 - 1 Tie
2nd Period
08:41
MIN
Jason Pominville (8) ASST: Mikael Granlund (9)
2 - 1 MIN
3rd Period
04:02
MIN
Nino Niederreiter (3) ASST: Mikael Granlund (10), Jason Pominville (1)
3 - 1 MIN
07:12
MTL
PPG - P.K. Subban (3) ASST: Andrei Markov (6)
3 - 2 MIN
10:13
MTL
Brian Gionta (4) ASST: Andrei Markov (7), P.K. Subban (10)
3 - 3 Tie
14:32
MIN
Jason Pominville (9) ASST: Zach Parise (4), Keith Ballard (3)
4 - 3 MIN
penalty summary
1st Period
09:28
MTL
Rene Bourque  Slashing against  Justin Fontaine
2nd Period
15:32
MIN
Charlie Coyle  Hooking against  Alex Galchenyuk
3rd Period
06:49
MIN
Dany Heatley  Holding the stick against  P.K. Subban
goalie stats
Carey Price
SA: 25TOI: 59:04
Saves: 21EV: 19 - 23
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 2
SV%: .840SH: 0 - 0
Josh Harding
Josh Harding
6-2-1
SA: 31TOI: 59:47
Saves: 28EV: 23 - 25
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 6
SV%: .903SH: 0 - 0