WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Marco Scandella scored the tiebreaking goal with 12 seconds left in the second period as the Minnesota Wild rallied from two down to beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 on Monday night.
Scandella’s ninth of the season was Minnesota’s third goal in the second period and helped the Wild snap a five-game winless skid.
Ryan Carter and Justin Fontaine had the other goals for Minnesota (17-13-4). Sutter and Kyle Brodziak each had assists on the goals.
Minnesota goalie Darcy Kuemper returned after missing one game with food poisoning and made 28 saves.
It was Winnipeg’s (19-11-7) first loss in regulation in its past six games (4-1-1).
Michael Frolik and Mathieu Perreault both scored on the power play for the Jets.
Michael Hutchinson started his third straight game for Winnipeg and stopped 28 shots.
Winnipeg didn’t get its first shot on goal until 7 1/2 minutes into the game. The Wild had seven at that point.
Frolik scored his eighth goal of the season unassisted at 16:00 with a shot that went off Kuemper and into a top corner.
The Jets carried their third power play of the game into the second and Perreault scored his ninth of the season at the 20-second mark to make it 2-0.
Blake Wheeler sent a quick pass across the front of the net and Perreault shot the puck over Kuemper’s left pad. Bryan Little also assisted on the goal, extending his point streak to four games with two goals and three assists.
Carter made it 2-1 with a close, high shot over Hutchinson at 4:12, while Fontaine evened the score at 16:31 when he went to the net on a breakaway and received a nice pass from Sutter.
NOTES: Winnipeg forward Evander Kane is out until February with a lower-body injury. Kane took a shot by teammate Jay Harrison to his foot area during last Saturday’s 4-3, overtime win over Minnesota. … Winnipeg recalled forward Patrice Cormier from the AHL’s St. John’s IceCaps. … The Jets are still without their injured top-four defensemen Toby Enstrom, Zach Bogosian, Jacob Trouba and Mark Stuart. … Minnesota center Mikael Granlund broke his left wrist in last Saturday’s loss to Winnipeg and will be out about four weeks. Defenseman Jonas Brodin didn’t travel to Winnipeg after sustaining an upper-body injury in the same game.
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