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Ryan Hartman's goal helps Wild edge Lightning

Field Level Media
29 Nov 2021, 07:55 GMT+10

Ryan Hartman scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 4-2 win over the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday afternoon in Saint Paul, Minn.

Nick Bjugstad and Victor Rask also scored for Minnesota, which won its third game in a row. Marcus Foligno added an empty-net goal in the final minute.

Corey Perry and Alex Killorn each scored for Tampa Bay, whose three-game winning streak came to an end.

Wild goaltender Cam Talbot stopped 28 of 30 shots to improve to 12-5-0.

Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy turned aside 33 of 36 shots but dropped to 10-4-3.

Hartman scored the decisive goal for the Wild with 10:45 remaining in the third period. He took a pass from Kirill Kaprizov and finished off a spin move with a wrist shot that beat Vasilevskiy for his team-leading 12th goal.

The sequence gave Hartman five goals in his past six games and 12 points (eight goals, four assists) in his past 12 contests.

Minnesota opened the scoring at 11:03 of the first period. Bjugstad skated in from the right circle and lifted a shot over Vasilevskiy's left shoulder for his third goal.

Forty-eight seconds later, Tampa Bay pulled even at 1-1. Pierre-Edouard Bellemare zipped a pass to Perry, who settled the puck and fired a wrist shot past Talbot for his second goal.

Minnesota regained a 2-1 lead with 3:32 remaining in the first period. Rask notched his third goal after he got the puck in front of the net and snapped a rising shot just under the crossbar.

Tampa Bay scored the lone goal of the second period to force a 2-2 tie. After the Lightning won a faceoff in their offensive zone, Killorn patiently carried the puck from the right circle to the left circle before releasing a wrist shot for his eighth goal.

Wild forward Mats Zuccarello did not play because of an upper-body injury.

--Field Level Media

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