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    Koivu Scores in OT, Wild Beat Stars 5-4 to Stay Alive
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    Mikko Koivu #9 of the Minnesota Wild celebrates a goal against the Dallas Stars in the third period in Game Five of the Western Conference First Round during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at American Airlines Center on April 22, 2016 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

    Mikko Koivu redirected Ryan Suter's shot from the left point 4:55 into overtime and the Minnesota Wild beat the Dallas Stars 5-4 on Friday night to stay alive in their first-round series.

    Koivu scored the last two goals for the Wild, who go home still down 3-2 in the best-of-seven series. Game 6 is Sunday night.

    Jason Spezza and Alex Goligoski scored goals 28 apart almost midway through the third period, giving the Stars their first lead on the game.

    But the Wild forced overtime when Koivu went top shelf for the tying goal with 3:09 left in regulation. Koivu, the Wild's leading scorer in the regular season with 56 points, had only one goal without an assist in the series until then.

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