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Ducks 4, Wild 3 (OT)

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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Mathieu Perreault scored in the final seconds of overtime as the Anaheim Ducks survived a scare and earned a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night.

Saku Koivu, Nick Bonino and Jakob Silfverberg also scored for the Ducks (1-1-0), who got 30 saves from Jonas Hiller and bounced back from a lopsided season-opening loss in Colorado.

Zach Parise had a pair of goals and Jason Pominville scored his first of the season for the Wild (0-0-2), who twice rallied from a two-goal deficit but are still looking for their first win.

The Ducks needed less than two minutes and one shot to take their first lead of the season. Francois Beauchemin's shot from the blue line was re-directed by Saku Koivu and sailed over Niklas Backstrom's right shoulder before the goalie could react. Bonino doubled the Anaheim lead a short time later, swatting a rebound past Backstrom during a Ducks power play.

The other Koivu brother got in on the act for Minnesota, which answered on a power play of its own. Mikko Koivu fed Parise from behind the net and Parise snapped a quick shot past Jonas Hiller. Early in the second period Silfverberg re-established a two-goal lead for the Ducks, but Minnesota answered on a Jason Pominville power-play goal, cutting the Ducks lead to 3-2.

Parise's second goal of the night, and season, tied it early in the third when he got free in front of the Anaheim net after a long pass from Keith Ballard.

Backstrom finished with 26 saves for the Wild, who outshot Anaheim 17-8 in the second period.

NOTES: Minnesota C Charlie Coyle left the game in the second period with a lower body injury and did not return. ... Saturday's game was the 17th head-to-head matchup between Saku Koivu of the Ducks and his younger brother, Wild captain Mikko Koivu. In the first 16 games, Mikko had four goals and six assists, four points ahead of Saku, who had two goals and four assists. ... Wild F Zenon Konopka had a minor penalty for delay of game and a major for fighting in Minnesota's opener Thursday, putting him over 1,000 penalty minutes for his career. Since the 2009-10 season, Konopka's 894 penalty minutes lead the NHL. Konopka padded his total with another fight early in Saturday night's game. ... Ducks F Teemu Selanne was a healthy scratch, by his choice. The team plans to rest Selanne, 43, on occasion during the season, in hopes of preventing the dramatic drop in production the veteran experienced late last season. ... Wild D Matt Dumba, the team's first-round pick in the 2012 draft, made his NHL debut, paired with Keith Ballard on the Minnesota blue line. ... Anaheim's season-opening three-game road swing concludes Sunday with a game in Winnipeg. The Wild head out on the road for the first time this season, with a game in Nashville on Tuesday.
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