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DALLAS (AP) -- Zach Parise scored two goals and added an assist and the Minnesota Wild extended their winning streak to six games with a 7-4 win over Dallas Stars on Monday.
Both of Parise's goals came on bounces that barely made it over the goal line. Mikko Koivu and Matt Cullen each had a goal and assist for Minnesota, which won for the first time in Dallas since March 21, 2003, snapping a 16-game losing streak in Dallas (0-11-5).
With the game tied 4-4 in the third period, the Wild got a short-handed goal from Kyle Brodziak at 12:38.
Dany Heatley added an insurance goal with 1:28 remaining Pierre-Marc Bouchard added an empty-netter with 16 seconds left.
Niklas Backstrom, who is 14-3-1 in his past 18 games and coming off a 2-0 shutout of San Jose on Saturday, stopped 22 shots for the win.
Jaromir Jagr, Alex Goligoski, Trevor Daley and Philip Larsen scored for the Stars, who were playing their first game since longtime captain Brenden Morrow was traded to Pittsburgh on Sunday.
Kari Lehtonen, making his 12th straight start, stopped 35 of 41 shots.
The Wild battled back from three different one-goal deficits, taking the lead at 14:22 of the second period when Cullen snapped a 3-3 tie with his fifth goal of the season.
Larsen got his second of the season at 7:02 of the final period to make it 4-4, when he trailed the play and received a pass from Reilly Smith in the high slot and his wrist shot bounced off the bottom of Backstrom's glove and rolled in.
The Stars had a good opportunity to take control when a high-sticking penalty to Mike Rupp put them on the power play for four minutes with 7:42 remaining.
But it was the Wild that capitalized as Brodziak scored just 20 seconds later while short-handed.
A Goligoski turnover at center ice sent Cal Clutterbuck the other way, and although Lehtonen got a glove on his wrist shot, Brodziak popped home the rebound for his sixth of the year.
Dallas was unable to mount much of an attack during the rest of their man advantage and the Wild put the game away on Heatley's ninth goal with 1:28 remaining.
After another Stars turnover in their own zone, Clutterbuck had two point-blank shots in front stopped by Lehtonen, but Heatley managed to jam home the rebound.
Bouchard added an empty-netter at 19:44.
The Wild had the game's first prime scoring chance 4:58 into the opening period when a loose puck sat in the crease behind Lehtonen for a moment before Parise tried to jam it into the open net.
At the same moment, Derek Roy reached his stick into the crease and deflected it across the goal mouth and just past the right post.
Just 33 seconds later, the Stars took a 1-0 lead on Goligoski's first goal of the season. After Roy stripped Ryan Suter of the puck behind the net, he fed a pass out into the slot, where Goligoski ripped a one-timer past Backstrom at 5:31.
Minnesota tied it at 7:35 on Parise's 13th of the season. Lehtonen made a nice pad save on Devin Setoguchi and was down when Parise's rebound shot bounced off Lehtonen's arm straight up in the air.
Parise swatted it out of mid-air and the puck hit the crossbar, ricocheted straight down in the crease before Parise managed to nudge it over the line while falling.
The Stars jumped back ahead with 2:13 left in the first, while on a power play, when Jagr struck for his team-leading 14th goal.
Backstrom stopped Ray Whitney's slap shot from the left point and Loui Eriksson immediately fed the loose rebound across the crease to a wide open Jagr for a one-timer into a half-empty net.
Koivu tied it again for the Wild when his quick wrist shot from the high slot beat Lehtonen between the pads at 3:42 of the second period for his eighth goal.
Dallas took the lead again just 1:28 later when Daley received a pass from Eriksson and sent a wrist shot from the right faceoff circle past Backstrom for his fourth goal of the season -- and third in the past six games.
The Wild tied it again at 3 at 9:33. With Lehtonen having slid out to the right side of the crease, Koivu slid a pass from the right corner out front to Parise, who had been knocked onto his stomach but still swiped at it. The puck went off the right post and rolled along the goal line, as Daley tried to fish it out but ended up instead poking it over the line.
NOTES: Stars D Aaron Rome returned after missing 13 games with a foot injury. ... Rupp, who sat out the previous three games with a lower body injury, was back in the lineup. ... The Stars honored former D Darryl Sydor before the game for being a part of the club's all-time 20th anniversary team. Sydor, now a Minnesota assistant coach, played in three different stints in Dallas between 1995 and 2009 and was part of the franchise's Stanley Cup win in 1999.
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Via Darren Dreger:
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PREVIEW 6:30 AM CDT
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More coming. For now, see our previous post here.
It's official via Pierre LeBrun.
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