Apr 23, 2016 12:53 AM

Koivu scores in OT, Wild beat Stars 5-4 to stay alive

The Associated Press

DALLAS (AP) Mikko Koivu redirected Ryan Suter's shot from the left point 4:55 into overtime and the Minnesota Wild beat the Dallas Stars 5-4 on Friday night to stay alive in their first-round series.

Koivu scored the last two goals for the Wild, who go home still down 3-2 in the best-of-seven series. Game 6 is Sunday night.

Jason Spezza and Alex Goligoski scored goals 28 apart almost midway through the third period, giving the Stars their first lead on the game.

But the Wild forced overtime when Koivu went top shelf for the tying goal with 3:09 left in regulation. Koivu, the Wild's leading scorer in the regular season with 56 points, had only one goal without an assist in the series until then.


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