Anaheim
Ducks
54-20-8
Minnesota
Wild
43-27-12
OT
30 SOG
33 SOG
1st2nd3rdOTT
ANA
MIN
  • Preview
  • Watch
  • Ice Tracker
  • Boxscore
  • Recap
  • photos (39)
game recap

Perreault Gives Ducks a Thrilling 4-3 Overtime Victory

Saturday, 10.05.2013 / 8:40 PM
Share with your Friends


Perreault Gives Ducks a Thrilling 4-3 Overtime Victory
Anaheim Ducks 4, Minnesota Wild 3
Three Stars of the Game
Zach Parise
1st
Zach Parise
G: 2Shots: 6
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 21:01
Mathieu Perreault
2nd
Mathieu Perreault
C
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 1Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 15:32
Jason Pominville
3rd
Jason Pominville
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 20:20

In a back-and-forth overtime session, it was Mathieu Perreault who snuck one past netminder Niklas Backstrom with 4.9 seconds remaining to give Anaheim a thrilling 4-3 victory in front of a packed house at the Xcel Energy Center.

After he nearly won it on the previous rush, Perreault raced back up the ice and received a beautiful pass from Francois Beauchemin. Perreault then swiftly snuck a backhander through the five hole, giving him his second point of the night. It might've been an entirely different outcome if it wasn't for the persistent backcheck of defenseman Cam Fowler, who raced back to erase a Minnesota 2-on-1. It was his defensive stop that allowed the Ducks to churn up the ice and win the game.

Anaheim got off to fast starts in the first and second periods, scoring within 100 seconds of the opening faceoff each time. Jakob Silfverberg's goal 1:19 into the second period gave the Ducks a 3-1 lead.

But the Wild made it 3-2 at 8:28 when Jason Pominville's power-play blast from the left point deflected off Ducks defenseman Fowler's stick and past Jonas Hiller. Zach Parise forced overtime when he scored his second of the game 1:15 into the third period.

The Wild had several quality chances in the closing minutes of regulation but could not get the puck past Jonas Hiller, who made 30 saves.

The Ducks have split their first two games, both on the road, and conclude a three-game trip Sunday night against the Winnipeg Jets. Teemu Selanne, who sat out Saturday, is scheduled to play against his former team.

Anaheim, coming off a 6-1 loss to the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday, wasted no time grabbing an early advantage. Saku Koivu's tip-in of a Beauchemin shot gave the Ducks a 1-0 lead just 1:40 into the game, and Nick Bonino poked in a power-play goal at 5:43 to make it 2-0.

Minnesota took advantage of its first power play as Mikko Koivu set up Parise with a brilliant pass from behind the net to the left circle at 11:52 to make it 2-1. But Silfverberg's snap shot from the right hash mark beat Backstrom to restore the Ducks' two-goal lead.

Parise tied it when he took a chip pass from defenseman Keith Ballard in front of Hiller and pushed the puck into the net for the 30th multi-goal game of his career and fifth with Minnesota.

Wild forward Charlie Coyle left the game in the second period with a lower-body injury and did not return.

scoring summary
1st Period
01:40
ANA
Saku Koivu (1) Tip-in - ASST: Francois Beauchemin (1), Andrew Cogliano (1)
1 - 0 ANA
05:43
ANA
PPG - Nick Bonino (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Corey Perry (1), Ryan Getzlaf (1)
2 - 0 ANA
11:52
MIN
PPG - Zach Parise (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Mikko Koivu (1), Ryan Suter (1)
2 - 1 ANA
2nd Period
01:19
ANA
Jakob Silfverberg (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Mathieu Perreault (1), Dustin Penner (1)
3 - 1 ANA
08:28
MIN
PPG - Jason Pominville (1) Slapshot - ASST: NONE
3 - 2 ANA
3rd Period
01:15
MIN
Zach Parise (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Keith Ballard (1), Jonas Brodin (1)
3 - 3 Tie
OT Period
04:55
ANA
Mathieu Perreault (1) Backhand shot - ASST: Francois Beauchemin (2), Cam Fowler (1)
4 - 3 ANA
penalty summary
1st Period
03:17
MIN
Zenon Konopka  Fighting (maj) against  Matt Beleskey
03:17
ANA
Matt Beleskey  Fighting (maj) against  Zenon Konopka
03:55
MIN
Mikael Granlund  Hooking against  Ryan Getzlaf
10:54
ANA
Bryan Allen  Elbowing against  Matt Cooke
2nd Period
08:23
ANA
Mark Fistric  Hi-sticking against  Matt Cooke
12:23
ANA
Francois Beauchemin  Tripping against  Jason Pominville
18:41
MIN
Ryan Suter  Slashing against  Jakob Silfverberg
3rd Period
05:23
ANA
Nick Bonino  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
07:52
MIN
Torrey Mitchell  Slashing against  Ryan Getzlaf
OT Period
NONE
goalie stats
Jonas Hiller
SA: 33TOI: 64:55
Saves: 30EV: 26 - 27
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 4
SV%: .909SH: 2 - 2
Niklas Backstrom
Niklas Backstrom
0-0-2
SA: 30TOI: 64:46
Saves: 26EV: 20 - 23
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 6
SV%: .867SH: 1 - 1

AnaheimDucks.com is the official Web site of the Anaheim Ducks. Anaheim Ducks and AnaheimDucks.com are trademarks of Anaheim Ducks Hockey Club, LLC. NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2013 Anaheim Ducks Hockey Club, LLC and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.