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ST. PAUL, Minn. - Zach Parise and Jason Pominville scored in the shootout, lifting the Minnesota Wild to a 2-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night.

Parise tied the game late in the third period for Minnesota, which has won five of six and is 8-1-2 in its last 11. The Wild have been involved in three straight shootouts—winning two.

Mason Raymond scored a power-play goal for Toronto, which has scored just three regulation goals in its last four outings. Jonathan Bernier had 33 saves.

Josh Harding had 19 saves for the Wild in relief of Niklas Backstrom, who was run over by Toronto's Nazem Kadri 7 minutes into the game. Kadri's elbow appeared to hit Backstrom in the head.

Kadri was also assessed a match penalty for illegally hitting Mikael Granlund in the head in the second period and likely faces a long suspension.

FLYERS 2, PENGUINS 1

PITTSBURGH (AP)—Brayden Schenn scored two goals and backup goalie Ray Emery stopped 30 shots to lead the Philadelphia Flyers in a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night for their third straight victory.

Schenn, who had a goal and an assist during Philadelphia's 5-0 win against Ottawa the previous night, opened the scoring late in the first period and got the tiebreaker late in the second. Emery got the start one night after Steve Mason shut out the Senators.

Penguins captain Sidney Crosby scored his ninth goal of the season, and first in eight games. Marc-Andre Fleury made 19 saves for Pittsburgh, which has lost three straight for the second time this season.

STARS 3, OILERS 0

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP)—Kari Lehtonen stopped 22 shots for his 23rd career shutout to lead Dallas.

Rich Peverley, Antoine Roussel and Tyler Seguin scored for the Stars, who have won four of their last five games.

The Oilers have lost four straight and are 1-8-1 in their last 1o games. Edmonton was also blanked at home for the third consecutive game, setting a new franchise record, and has totalled just two goals in the last five on home ice.

Peverley got the Stars on the scoreboard with 9:15 left in the second period when he knocked in a rebound of his own shot for his fourth goal of the season.

Seguin and Roussel had empty-netters 38 seconds apart in the final minute to seal Dallas' win.

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