Ryan Suter had a career-best performance, and the Minnesota Wild made NHL history -- all part of one impressive comeback Saturday night.
Suter had Minnesota's first three-goal game by a defenseman, helping the Wild rally for a 5-3 win over Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals.
Minnesota earned its second straight win despite being outshot 30-11, becoming the first team since the NHL officially began tracking shots on goal in 1973-74 to score five goals on fewer than 12 shots, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
Suter completed his first career hat trick with the biggest goal of the game, putting the Wild ahead 5-3 seconds after Minnesota had killed off an opportunity for Washington's power-play unit, which ranks No. 2 in the NHL.
Suter jumped into the play straight out of the penalty box to create a 2-on-1 with Clayton Stoner, and then beat Braden Holtby from the left faceoff circle with 12:23 to play in the third.
''I came out of the box and saw some of their guys were ...