Chris Porter

Minnesota Wild defeat Dallas Stars, 5-3, to cut series deficit to 2-1

Minnesota Wild defeat Dallas Stars, 5-3, to cut series deficit to 2-1

Jason Pominville had two goals and an assist and the Minnesota Wild roared back from an early two-goal deficit to beat Dallas, 5-3, on Monday night in St. Paul, Minn., and slice the Stars' lead in the Western Conference quarterfinals to 2-1.

Chris Porter put the Wild on the board in the final minute of the first period, their first even-strength goal of the series. Erik Haula added a goal and an assist, Mikko Koivu scored on a power play in the third period and the Wild stopped a seven-game losing streak that started on March 31.

Patrick Sharp scored 26 seconds into the game and again less than 4 minutes later for the Stars, but the Wild controlled the action after that and...

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