Wild slip past Red Wings 4-3 in OT

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 23, 2014 at 10:49 pm •  Published: March 23, 2014
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DETROIT (AP) — The Minnesota Wild's hard work eventually paid off for a key victory.

Matt Moulson's goal at 2:15 of overtime gave the Wild a 4-3 come-from-behind win over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night.

The Wild trailed 2-0 after the first period despite outplaying the Red Wings and outshooting them 12-6.

"I was really impressed at the way they were able to stick with it," Minnesota coach Mike Yeo said. "Obviously, there's a tendency to get frustrated and go away from our game. But they stuck with it.

Moulson tipped in a pass from defenseman Jonas Brodin — who was along the right wing boards — for Moulson's 21st goal and the game winner.

"He (Brodin) showed great patience. He kind of looked over and made eye contact with me," Moulson said. "I went to the net. He couldn't have put it in a better place."

The Wild lost to the Red Wings 3-2 on Saturday afternoon in St. Paul.

Both teams are in the seventh playoff spot in tight races their respective conferences.

Charlie Coyle had a goal and an assist and Jason Pominville and Zach Parise also scored for Minnesota. Mikko Koivu had two assists and Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 13 shots.

"It was frustrating being down 2-0 and how good we were playing," Parise said. "But we thought we were doing some really good things."

Gustav Nyquist scored twice to extend his goal-scoring streak to five games, and Tomas Tatar also scored for Detroit. Jimmy Howard made 21 saves.

"I don't think we were skating toward the middle and putting pressure on their D," Nyquist said. "They could break out pretty fast I thought. So that was an issue, which is why we didn't get enough zone time in their zone. We weren't skating good enough, I thought."