Pominville scores a pair in the third as Wild beat Capitals


A pair of third period goals from Jason Pominville lifted the Wild to a 2-1 victory in Washington Thursday night.

It was just Minnesota's second victory in franchise history in Washington and Pominville's first multi-goal game of the season.

Zach Parise added a pair of assists in the win – his 22nd and 23rd of the season – and Devyn Dubnyk stopped 24 of the 25 shots he faced.

Washington took the early lead in the first period on a power play goal from Curtis Glencross. It marked one of the few times the Wild have trailed since Dubnyk arrived in Minnesota.

The score stayed 1-0 until the third period, when Pominville tied the game with a backhand shot. Parise and Ryan Suter each assisted. Pominville then gave the Wild the lead about five minutes later with his second goal of the period.

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The Wild now hold the top wildcard spot in the Western Conference. Minnesota is 9-1-2 on the road since the All-Star break. The Wild play at Carolina on Friday night.

Scoring Summary

1st period: 2:51 WSH – PPG Curtis Glencross (10) Wrist shot – Assist: Evgeny Kuznetsov (19), Matt Niskanen (18) 1-0 WSH

3rd period: 9:19 MIN – Jason Pominville (14) Backhand shot – Assist: Zach Parise (22), Ryan Suter (29) 1-1 tie

3rd period: 14:28 MIN – Pominville (15) Slap shot – Assist: Parise (23) 2-1 MIN

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