Granlund gets game-winner; Wild beat Stars 4-2

Published 8:09 am Thursday, December 28, 2017

ST. PAUL (AP) — Mikael Granlund scored the tiebreaking goal in the second period and the Minnesota Wild beat the Dallas Stars 4-2 on Wednesday night.

Jared Spurgeon, Eric Staal and Jason Zucker also scored for Minnesota, which won for just the second time in six games. Charlie Coyle had two assists and Alex Stalock made 24 saves.

Tyler Seguin and Mattias Janmark scored for Dallas.

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Granlund, who had a career-high 26 goals last year, has eight this season and only one in his previous 11 games.

With the Wild on the power play and the game tied 2-2, Granlund charged in from the left wall to put home a rebound after a redirect from Zucker was stopped by Ben Bishop at 13:08 of the second period.

Zucker added an empty-net goal shortly after Janmark missed on a breakaway in the final few seconds of the game.