DALLAS -- Tyler Seguin scored the tiebreaking goal with 7:42 remaining in the third period for the Dallas Stars in a 3-1 win against the Minnesota Wild at American Airlines Center on Friday.
Seguin skated down the right wing and scored on a slap shot that trickled past goalie Devan Dubnyk to make it 2-1. He scored an empty-net goal with 24 seconds left for the 3-1 final.
"I thought after 40 minutes we deserved to win that game, and we found a way to win," Seguin said.
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Dubnyk said, "Usually when goals like that go in, you know, maybe you thought he was going to shoot blocker and you kind of opened up for a split second or lifted up or did something. I saw the puck coming. I went straight down. I didn't pull up. I didn't open up. … Obviously, it went in. It's a save you need to make. But to be honest, I'm making the same butterfly next time."
Video: MIN@DAL: Cogliano deflects in first goal as a Star
Andrew Cogliano had a goal and an assist, and Ben Bishop made 21 saves for Dallas (26-21-4), which has won three in a row following a four-game losing streak and moved ahead of the Wild into third place in the Central Division.
"It was a big focal point going into the third, 'Let's win the net-front battle and be in third place,'" Stars coach Jim Montgomery said. "Credit to those guys. Our will was great."
Brad Hunt scored, and Dubnyk made 29 saves for Minnesota (26-22-3), which had won three in a row and was playing its first game following its mandatory five-day break after 2019 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend.
"Now, for the last 31 games, I think that's what you're looking at," Wild coach Bruce Boudreau said. "One mistake here. … Zach [Parise] misses a net where Bishop falls and is out of the net, and they come down and score. And that's the difference in the game."
Cogliano gave the Stars a 1-0 lead at 3:12 of the second period on a redirection off a shot from the right point by Roman Polak. It was his first goal in five games with Dallas since being acquired in a trade from the Anaheim Ducks on Jan. 14.
"It's good to see him get rewarded because he plays the right way," Montgomery said. "The shift time is short, but he's a real good example for all of us with the speed and tenacity that he has."
Hunt tied it 1-1 at 8:48 on a power play. After Cogliano received a double minor for high-sticking Parise, Eric Staal passed from behind the net to Hunt, who scored glove side on a quick wrist shot. It was his first goal with Minnesota since he was acquired in a trade from the Vegas Golden Knights on Jan. 21.
Video: MIN@DAL: Seguin hammers slapper through Dubnyk
They said it
"It's going to be a grind here. For all of us, it was a close game in a tough building on the road. It's disappointing to not get the result." -- Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk
"These are the kind of games that get you ready for the [Stanley Cup] Playoffs. That's what we say about the Central Division. Everyone talks about it's got to be the hardest division in the League, if not in sports." -- Stars forward Tyler Seguin
Need to know
Seguin reached at least 20 goals for the sixth consecutive season and for the seventh time in the NHL. … Wild forward Matt Hendricks played his 600th NHL game. … Staal has seven points (three goals, four assists) in a four-game point streak. … Hunt's goal ended Bishop's shutout streak at 105:02. … Wild forward Pontus Aberg left with a lower-body injury in the second period.
Wild: Host the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday (8 p.m. ET; NBC, NHL.TV)
Stars: At the Nashville Predators on Saturday (8 p.m. ET; FS-TN, FS-SW+, NHL.TV)
Video: Seguin's two goals power Stars by Wild in 3-1 win