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Svechnikov, Hurricanes blow lead, defeat Wild in overtime

Scores at 1:33 to give Carolina third straight win; Soucy get first NHL goal for Minnesota

by Jessi Pierce / Independent Correspondent

Svechnikov buries OT winner

CAR@MIN: Svechnikov fires game-winning goal by Dubnyk

Andrei Svechnikov gets a pass from Dougie Hamilton and fires the puck past Devan Dubnyk for the game-winning goal in overtime

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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Andrei Svechnikov scored 1:33 into overtime to give the Carolina Hurricanes their third straight victory with a 4-3 win against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center on Saturday. 

Joel Edmundson, Brock McGinn and Warren Foegele scored, and James Reimer made 32 saves for the Hurricanes (12-7-1), who blew two two-goal leads.

"The positive is that we found a way to win a game we weren't very good in," Hurricanes coach Rob Brind'Amour said. "To me, that's the positive."


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Carson Soucy scored his first NHL goal for the Wild (7-11-2), who scored three times in the second period to force overtime. Devan Dubnyk made 24 saves.

"(We had a) terrible second period," Brind'Amour said. "I'd much rather learn a lesson in a win. …I love the fact that we got together. The third was a good third period and then, obviously, overtime we did some good things. You take the win and move on." 

Edmundson scored on a one-timer from Martin Necas at 3:56 of the first period for a 1-0 lead. McGinn scored 2:01 later with a rebound to make it 2-0 at 5:57. 

Video: CAR@MIN: Edmundson unloads slap shot from the point

Luke Kunin made it 2-1 at 4:27 of the second period. He has four points (two goals, two assists) in his past five games. 

Foegele one-timed a shot at 8:50 of the second for a 3-1 lead.

Zach Parise scored shorthanded off his own rebound at 15:43 of the second to make it 3-2. He has six points (three goals, three assists) in his past seven games.

"We make it pretty tough on ourselves trying to overcome deficits every game," Parise said. "We got ourselves back into it and tied the game. I thought we were kind of passive in the third period. We spent a lot of time in our own end. We just got ourselves into trouble tonight by giving up a 2-0 lead again."

Soucy tied the game 3-3 at 17:04 of the second with a wrist shot.

Video: CAR@MIN: Soucy goes top shelf for first NHL goal

"It's always a dream kind of to get the first one. That was nice," Soucy said. "It was a special moment, too, to tie it up. Unfortunately we didn't get the two points but it's still a special feeling." 

It was the second straight game Carolina blew a lead before winning in overtime; they had leads of 3-1 and 4-3 in a 5-4 overtime win against the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday.

"I think over the last couple of games here, we've shown no quit," McGinn said. "I think we had a little bit of a lull there in the second period where we came back, so it's just a good job there in third and playing the right way to get the win."

Video: Andrei Svechnikov scores the OT winner for Carolina


They said it

"[The second intermission message was] just that we're on the road and it's tied game. Twenty minutes, and you win a hockey game. Stay positive and we knew if we played the way we could, it might not happen in the 20 minutes, it might go into overtime, but if we stuck to our game, we'll set ourselves up good." - Hurricanes defenseman Joel Edmundson

"It's a work in progress until we find a way to win a game or two, and then it's amazing how the confidence builds positively rather than negatively." -- Wild coach Bruce Boudreau


Need to know

Svechnikov has seven points (three goals, four assists) during a four-game point streak. … Necas has eight points (two goals, six assists) in his past eight games. ... Edmundson has five points (two goals, three assists) in his past three games. … With an assist on McGinn's goal, Hurricanes forward Teuvo Teravainen extended his point streak to five games (one goal, six assists). … Carolina forward Nino Niederreiter assisted on Edmundson's goal, for his first point in three games against the Wild. Niederreiter, who was traded from Minnesota for forward Victor Rask on Jan. 19, now has a point against all 31 NHL teams. … Jordan Martinook had an assist in 10:56 of ice time in his return after missing 15 games because of a core muscle tear. … Minnesota outshot the Hurricanes 15-7 in the second period. ...Wild defenseman Matt Dumba got his 100th NHL assist. … The Wild have not lost a home game in regulation since their opener against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Oct. 12 (4-0-2).


What's next

Hurricanes: At the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday (8:30 p.m. ET; NBCSCH, FS-CR, NHL.TV)

Wild: At the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday (7 p.m. ET; MSG-B, FS-N, FS-WI, NHL.TV)

Video: Svechnikov lifts Hurricanes past Wild in OT, 4-3

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