Wild rally for OT win against Blues, keep pace in West race

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ST. PAUL, Minn. — Kevin Fiala scored 2:16 into overtime, and the Minnesota Wild rallied from down two goals in the third period for a 4-3 win against the St. Louis Blues at Xcel Energy Center on Saturday to avoid being swept in a three-game series.

Jonas Brodin scored with a shot through traffic to tie it 3-3 with one minute remaining in the third period and goalie Kaapo Kahkonen pulled for the extra attacker.

Nico Sturm got the Wild within 3-2 at 14:09 when he redirected a shot by Brodin.

Mats Zuccarello scored for Minnesota (32-14-4), which had lost four straight games to St. Louis, including 4-3 on Wednesday and 5-4 in overtime Thursday. Kahkonen made 28 saves.

Jordan Kyrou, Sammy Blais and David Perron scored for St. Louis (23-19-7), which had won four in a row. Jordan Binnington made 34 saves.

Kyrou finished a pass from Robert Thomas at 17:00 of the first period to give the Blues a 1-0 lead.

Blais made it 2-0 with a high wrist shot at 18:49.

Zuccarello made it 2-1 at 6:53 of the second period, one-timing a pass by Kirill Kaprizov in the left face-off circle.

Perron scored on a rebound at 12:41 to make it 3-1.

Wild forward Marcus Johansson was a late scratch with an upper-body injury. Forward Nick Bjugstad replaced him in the lineup after being a healthy scratch the previous four games.

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