Wild pull out franchise-record eighth straight road win


The Minnesota Wild broke a franchise record by winning their eighth straight road game Tuesday night, beating the Nashville Predators 3-2 in overtime.

Matt Dumba fired a slap shot past Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne just seconds into overtime to give Minnesota the win.

Charlie Coyle had a pair of goals for the Wild. He put Minnesota on top in the first period, then scored the game-tying goal with a slap shot in the third. It was the second two-goal game of Coyle's career.

After the Wild took the 1-0 lead late in the first, the Predators came storming back in the second period. Roman Josi scored two goals in less than a minute to turn the tables on Minnesota and give Nashville a 2-1 lead heading into the third.

But the Wild answered in the third with the goal from Coyle and the game-winner in overtime from Dumba.

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The Wild penalty kill was outstanding in the win. Nashville was 0-of-4 on the power play, including one occasion when the Wild killed off a 5-on-3.

The Wild host Washington on Thursday night at Xcel Energy Center.

Scoring Summary

1st period: 19:02 MIN – Charlie Coyle (9) Tip-in – Assist: Jordan Leopold (3), Thomas Vanek (28) 1-0 MIN

2nd period: 13:41 NSH – Roman Josi (13) Snap shot – Assist: Filip Forsberg (34) 1-1 Tie

2nd period: 14:26 NSH – Josi (14) Wrist shot – Assist: Viktor Stalberg (5), Matt Cullen (15) 2-1 NSH

3rd period: 13:19 MIN – Coyle (10) Slap shot – Assist: Chris Stewart (17), Nino Niederreiter (13) 2-2 Tie

Overtime: :22 MIN – Matt Dumba (7) Slap shot – Assist: Zach Parise (27), Ryan Suter (31) 3-2 MIN

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