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NHL Capsules: Wild beat Kings 5-4 on Granlund’s overtime winner

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017

Tampa Bay Lightning's Nikita Kucherov and Andrei Vasilevskiy, both of Russia, celebrate a 5-1 win over the Ottawa Senators in an NHL hockey game Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson) ORG XMIT: FLMC116 (Mike Carlson / AP)
Tampa Bay Lightning's Nikita Kucherov and Andrei Vasilevskiy, both of Russia, celebrate a 5-1 win over the Ottawa Senators in an NHL hockey game Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson) ORG XMIT: FLMC116 (Mike Carlson / AP)
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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Mikael Granlund beat two defenders to find open ice and wrap the winning shot around goalie Jonathan Quick just 12 seconds into overtime, giving the Minnesota Wild a 5-4 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night.

Granlund’s 20th goal of the season gave goalie Devan Dubnyk his NHL-leading 33rd win and the Wild their 15th comeback victory. They answered all four goals in regulation by the Kings, from Nick Shore, Tanner Pearson, Jake Muzzin and Marian Gaborik.

Jason Zucker’s spinning wrist shot midway through the third period tied the game for the Wild, who also had goals from Nino Niederreiter, Jordan Schroeder and Ryan White in his debut. White and Martin Hanzal were acquired in a trade with Arizona the night before.

Canadiens 4, Devils 3, OT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) – Alex Galchenyuk scored on a power play at 2:54 of overtime and Montreal rallied from a two-goal third-period deficit to beat New Jersey.

Max Pacioretty scored twice in the final 11:23 of regulation to tie the game and Alexander Radulov added a goal for the Canadiens, who won consecutive games for the first time since early January. Al Montoya had 34 saves for Montreal.

Kyle Palmieri, John Moore and Travis Zajac scored for the Devils, who have lost four straight games (0-2-2), the past two in overtime. Cory Schneider made 29 saves.

Lightning 5, Senators 1

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Nikita Kucherov scored three power-play goals in the second period and Tampa Bay kept its fading playoff hopes alive with a victory over Ottawa.

Kucherov had the second hat trick of his career and added an assist in the third period. Jonathan Drouin assisted all three of his goals and Victor Hedman assisted on two.

A day after trading goaltender Ben Bishop to Los Angeles and just hours after trading forward Brian Boyle to Toronto, the Lightning improved to 6-1-2 over their past nine games.

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