C Mathieu Perreault scored the game-winning goal with 4.9 seconds left in overtime, as Anaheim claimed a 4-3 OT win versus Minnesota in front of a sellout crowd of 18,213 fans Saturday night at Xcel Energy Center. Next up, Minnesota visits Nashville Tuesday at 7 p.m. CT on FOX Sports North and KFAN 100.3 FM.
With a primary assist on the Wild’s first goal, C Mikko Koivu became Minnesota’s all-time franchise leader in power-play points (36-110=146), passing Marian Gaborik. He now sits at 399 career points (119-280=399).
LW Zach Parise recorded his 30th career multi-goal game, his fifth with the Wild. He also led all players with six shots on the night.
For the first time in franchise history, Minnesota’s first two games of the season went past regulation. Minnesota fell to LA in a shootout, 3-2, Thursday in Saint Paul.
RW Jason Pominville registered a second-period power-play goal for his first point of the season.
D Mathew Dumba skated 10:22 his NHL debut, becoming the second-youngest defenseman to make his NHL debut with the Wild (19 years, 2 months 10 days) behind Nick Schultz in 2001 (19 years, 1 month 19 days).
Minnesota suffered its fourth straight one-goal loss to Anaheim at Xcel Energy Center.
Minnesota outshot Anaheim, 33-30, including a 17-8 advantage in the second period.
C Saku Koivu, C Nick Bonino and RW Jason Silfverberg each scored for Anaheim in regulation, while G Jonas Hiller made 30 saves in net.
Minnesota has a day off Sunday and will practice Monday at Saint Thomas Ice Arena at 10:30 a.m. Stay tuned to twitter.com/mnwildPR for updated practice times and wild.com/pressbox for updated media information.
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