MINNESOTA — Darren Rradish scored his first two goals of the campaign, and the Tampa Bay Lightning did what was necessary to defeat the Minnesota Wild 4-1 on Thursday night.
Before scoring a brace 2:29 into the second period, Radich had just one goal to raise his tally in 60 games.
In his second start of the week, Marc-Andre Fleury will have to wait a little longer before enjoying his 551st NHL victory, which will allow him to join compatriot Patrick Roy for second place in history.
Fleury was tested 29 times by the Lightning (19-16-5), who put behind a 4-2 loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday.
Hit hard by injuries, particularly those to Kirill Kaprizov, Mats Zuccarello, Filip Gustafsson and Jonas Brodin, the Wild (16-17-4) have lost their last four matchups, all of the losses coming in regulation time.
Victor Hedman put the game out of reach by scoring a power play goal in the third period.
Veteran defenseman Zach Bogosian's first goal of the season denied Andrei Vasilevskiy at 15:35 of the final period.
It was too late for John Heinz's men, who conceded an empty net at 19:19, a Brandon Hagel goal.
The Wild are 3-15-1 when the opponent scores the first goal of the game.
Doubles for MacKinnon and Drouin
Nathan MacKinnon's second goal of the game in overtime gave the Colorado Avalanche a 5-4 win over the Dallas Stars.
The match was also marked by two goals scored by Quebec player Jonathan Drouin, who is going through a happy period.
MacKinnon elected to shoot during a 2-on-0 attack in overtime to beat goaltender Scott Wedgwood for his 22nd of the season.
Derwin is having some good moments, scoring four goals in his last four matches. His performance also allows him to reach 300 points since the beginning of his career.
The Avalanche were heading towards defeat, but Mikko Rantanen's 20th goal of the season sent both teams into extra fun.
The Avalanche forward scored his seventh and eighth goals of the season. He has four goals in his last four games.
This is the second time this season that Colorado has overcome a two-goal deficit in the third period.
With two assists, defenseman Devon Toews has at least one point in his last seven games.
For the Stars, Tyler Seguin found the back of the net twice. He has 13 goals so far. This is the 47th time in his career that he has scored two goals in one match.
Former Canadiens Evgeniy Dadonov opened the scoring for the Stars with his ninth goal of the season.
Joe Pavelski was the other scorer in the loss.
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