Kaprizovs first goal gives Wild OT win against Senators


ST. PAUL, Minn. — Kirill Kaprizov scored his first goal of the season at 2:02 of overtime to give the Minnesota Wild a 5-4 win against the Ottawa Senators at Xcel Energy Center on Tuesday.

Kaprizov converted a one-timer off a pass from Kevin Fiala on a 2-on-1.

Marcus Foligno scored twice, and Cam Talbot made 24 saves for Minnesota (6-3-0), which had lost two in a row. 

Drake Batherson had a goal and an assist, and Filip Gustavsson made 38 saves for Ottawa (3-5-1), which was coming off a 5-1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday and is 1-4-1 in its past six games.

Foligno gave the Wild a 1-0 lead at 3:57 of the first period, and Calen Addison scored his first NHL goal 27 seconds later to make it 2-0 when his shot deflected off Senators defenseman Michael Del Zotto and fluttered over Gustavsson. 

Nick Paul made it 2-1 at 10:48, redirecting a centering pass from Connor Brown

Nico Sturm pushed the lead to 3-1 at 13:35, getting to a loose puck at left post while on one knee after being shoved down by Nikita Zaitsev on a centering attempt from Dmitry Kulikov.

Batherson cut it to 3-2 at 2:12 of the second period, scoring from the right circle after Del Zotto’s centering pass for Brady Tkachuk failed to connect. Wild coach Dean Evason challenged the play for a missed game stoppage, but the call was upheld after a video review, resulting in a penalty for delay of game.

On the ensuing power play, Josh Norris tied it 3-3 at 3:23 with a one-timer five-hole on Talbot.

Chris Tierney then gave Ottawa a 4-3 lead at 7:38 when the rebound of Tyler Ennis‘ shot deflected in off his left shoulder. The officials initially waved off the goal, but the call was reversed after a video review determined the puck entered the net in a legal fashion.

Foligno tied it 4-4 at 10:10 with a one-timer off a cross-slot pass from Matt Dumba on the power play. 

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