Kaprizov scores in overtime; Minnesota beats Ottawa 5-4

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Kirill Kaprizov scored his first goal of the season 2:02 in overtime and the Minnesota Wild beat the Ottawa Senators 5-4 on Tuesday night.

Marcus Foligno scored twice for Minnesota, who got points from 11 players and won for the sixth time – all with one goal. Caleb Addison and Nico Sturm also scored. Cam Talbot had 24 saves for Wild, winners of nine straight against Ottawa.

Ten players had points for Ottawa. Drake Batherson had a goal and an assist. Nick Paul, Josh Norris and Chris Tierney added goals. Michael Del Zotto had two assists. Filip Gustavsson came over a shaky start and made 38 saves, of which 20 in the third period.

On the winner, Kevin Fiala collected the puck in his own zone, fought against Tim Stutzle at the senators end and sent a pass across to Kaprizov. Last season’s Calder Trophy winner went down on one knee and scored from near the right dot.

After 3-1, Ottawa scored three times in less than six minutes of the second period to take a short-lived lead.

Batherson buried a shot from the right circle – a game Minnesota unsuccessfully challenged to a high stick earlier in the shift – and Josh Norris scored from the edge of the blue paint on the ensuing powerplay to make it 3-3.

Tierney, in his 500th game, scored on a rebound as the puck jumped up, deflected his arm and past Talbot. To begin with, no goals were called, the senators successfully challenged, and video review showed Tierney trying to get out of the way, not directing the puck in.

Foligno converted a pass from Matt Dumba to equalize 4-4 just over two minutes later.

After a sluggish 5-1 loss Monday in Chicago, Ottawa gave up the game’s first seven shots and was quickly down by a few goals.

Foligno scored on a rebound and Addison scored his first career goal 27 seconds later as his long shot deflected Del Zotto and jumped over Gustavsson.

Ottawa Senators Nick Paul, left, and Nikita Zaitsev celebrate Paul's goal against Minnesota Wild goalkeeper Cam Talbot in the first period of an NHL hockey game on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 in St. Louis.  Paul, Minn.

Paul redirected a pass from Connor Brown to an Ottawa number. Sturm scored on a rebound to a Wild lead of 3-1.

NOTE: Wild D Alex Goligoski (upper body injury) participated in the morning skate but did not play. … Ottawa LW Austin Watson made his season debut after injuring an ankle on October 7th. He fought Brandon Duhaime in the first. … Del Zotto played for the first time since October 21st. … This was the first of 32 Hockey Fights Cancer nights scheduled around the league this month.


Senators: Home against Vegas on Thursday.

Wild: In Pittsburgh Saturday.


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