National Hockey League
Arizona 4, Minnesota 3
When: 8:00 PM ET, Thursday, February 8, 2018
Where: Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Referees: Frederic L'Ecuyer, Wes McCauley
Linesmen: Greg Devorski, Tim Nowak
Attendance: 18816
Clayton Keller scored with 1:05 left in overtime as the visiting Arizona Coyotes stunned the Minnesota Wild 4-3 on Thursday night.

Keller's goal capped a seemingly miraculous rally after the Coyotes overcame a 3-0 second-period deficit with three unanswered goals.

Nick Cousins led Arizona with two goals while Kevin Connauton provided a goal and an assist. Alex Goligoski recorded two assists as the Coyotes, who sit last in the National Hockey League, posted their first win in five games.

Cousins' second goal of the game, on a wrist shot with 19 seconds left in regulation, set the stage for the dramatic finish.

Eric Staal, Matt Cullen and Mike Reilly tallied for the Wild, as Minnesota suffered its first loss in three outings.

All goals came at even strength, as each team had only one unsuccessful power play.

Arizona netminder Antti Raanta stopped 25 of 28 shots for the win. The setback spoiled a valiant effort from Minnesota goaltender Devan Dubnyk, who posted 36 saves on 40 shots.

Staal gave the Wild a 1-0 lead with his 24th goal of the season as he put in a high shot at 17:13 of the first period. The advantage held up after 20 minutes.

The Wild staked claim to a two-goal advantage in the second period as Cullen and Reilly scored about four minutes apart. After scoring at 5:54, Cullen set up Reilly for the defenseman's first goal of the season and just the third of his NHL career at 9:59.

Cousins reduced Arizona's deficit less than two minutes later as he converted a nice setup from Goligoski. Just over eight minutes into the third period, Connauton's fourth goal of the season cut Minnesota's lead to 3-2 before Cousins forced overtime.

The Coyotes outshot the Wild 27-13 over the final 40 minutes of regulation, holding the hosts to fewer than 10 shots in each of the second and third periods.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Arizona   Minnesota
Nick Cousins 2 Points Matt Cullen 2
Nick Cousins 2 Goals Matt Cullen 1
Alex Goligoski 2 Assists Matt Cullen 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Antti Raanta .893 Save Percentage Devan Dubnyk .900
Antti Raanta 25 Saves Devan Dubnyk 36
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Arizona 40 4 0-1 1-1 2 32
Minnesota 28 3 0-1 1-1 2 27
Upcoming Games
  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Chicago. The Wild have a W/L % of .467 after a win and .625 after a loss.
  • Arizona will play their next game at home against Philadelphia. The Coyotes have a W/L % of .231 after a win and .244 after a loss.