ST. PAUL, Minnesota (AP) — Evgeni Malkin scored 3:57 in overtime and Rickard Rakell scored twice as the Pittsburgh Penguins ended Minnesota’s seven-game winning streak with a 4-3 win over the Wild Thursday night.
Jake Guentzel added his 32nd goal of the season for Pittsburgh. Rakell has three goals in six games since being picked up by the Anaheim Ducks for three players and a second-round draft pick.
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Penguins goalie Casey DeSmith made 28 saves.
Pittsburgh moved up a point behind the idle New York Rangers to second in the Metropolitan Division. First-placed Carolina, who beat Montreal 4-0 on Thursday, is six points clear of the Penguins.
Kirill Kaprizov scored his 38th goal for Minnesota, tying the franchise record for points in a season with 83 points. Matt Dumba and Frederick Gaudreau also scored for the Wild.
Cam Talbot stopped 35 shots for Minnesota, which is second in the Central Division, four points ahead of St. Louis.
Rakell was 1:06 in for the second time in three games, redirecting a wrister from John Marino that slipped between Talbot’s pads.
Rakell’s second goal of the game and 19th of the season came in a 2-on-1 break midway through the second period. Sidney Crosby waited patiently, going wide before passing through Talbot to Rakell, who lifted the puck high.
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The Wilds reacted with a 3:1 deficit.
They had taken away an apparent goal from Jordan Greenway after a video review showed Minnesota was offside in the game. The Wild replied just 14 seconds later when Gaudreau ripped a one-timer out of the middle of the slot for his 10th goal of the season following a pass from Kevin Fiala.
Kaprizov leveled the game 1:02 into the third after Ryan Hartman won a fight over a loose puck behind the net and fed Kaprizov, who was racing in mid-ice.
Kaprizov achieved the most points in a season in franchise history with Marian Gaborik (2007-08). Kaprizov scored 14 goals in 16 games in March, setting a franchise record for a calendar month.
Penguins: Play in Colorado on Saturday.
Wild: Start a four-game road trip in Carolina on Saturday.
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