It might be December, but baseball goals are always in season.
Zach Parise executed a perfect midair goal that tied the game late in the third period of the Minnesota Wild's 3-2 shootout win against the Dallas Stars on Sunday.
With the Wild trailing and on the power play with less than three minutes in regulation, Parise tracked Ben Bishop's shoulder save on Kevin Fiala's initial shot and backhanded it past the Stars goalie at 17:30.
"In your mind you're waiting it seems like for a long time," Parise said. "You're just waiting for it to get below the crossbar. Waiting and waiting, and I hit it square. I hit it pretty good. It just happened to find that hole."
Parise's goal enabled Minnesota to win its third straight, and earn a point in its ninth straight game.
"Big for us to get into overtime," Parise said.
NHL.com Independent Correspondent Jessi Pierce contributed to this report.