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Associated Press, Published February 26 2013

Parise’s goal lifts Wild over Flames in overtime

ST. PAUL – Zach Parise scored 27 seconds into overtime to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 2-1 win over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night.

With the Wild sputtering on offense once again, Jason Zucker scored for Minnesota with 4:19 left in regulation to send it to overtime.

Calgary’s Mark Giordano was then given a delay-of-game penalty with 43 seconds to go. The penalty carried over into the extra period, and Parise beat goalie Joey MacDonald for the 4-on-3 winner. Parise’s goal was only Minnesota’s fourth in its last 41 power-play opportunities.

Alex Tanguay scored for the Flames and MacDonald stopped 28 shots.

Niklas Backstrom made 20 saves for the Wild.

Calgary 1 0 0 0–1

Minnesota 0 0 1 1–2

First period: 1, Calgary, Tanguay 6 (Cammalleri, Bouwmeester), 10:18 (pp).

Third period: 2, Minnesota, Zucker 2 (Setoguchi, Suter), 15:41.

Overtime: 3, Minnesota, Parise 8 (Koivu, Suter), :27 (pp).

Shots on Goal: Calgary 12-5-4-0 – 21. Minnesota 9-11-9-1 – 30.

Goalies: Calgary, MacDonald. Minnesota, Backstrom. A – 18,703 (17,954). T – 2:31.