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Associated Press, Published March 25 2013

Cullen scores his 200th goal as Wild defeat Stars

DALLAS – Zach Parise scored two goals and added an assist as the Minnesota Wild extended their winning streak to six games with a 7-4 win over Dallas on Monday.

Both of Parise's goals came on bounces that barely made it over the goal line.

Former Moorhead High School standout Matt Cullen scored his 200th career goal and also picked up an assist.

Dany Heatley added an insurance goal with 1:28 remaining Pierre-Marc Bouchard added an empty-netter with 16 seconds left.

Niklas Backstrom, who is 14-3-1 in his past 18 games and coming off a 2-0 shutout of San Jose on Saturday, stopped 22 shots for the win.

Minnesota 1 3 3 – 7

Dallas 2 1 1 – 4

First period: 1, Dallas, Goligoski 1 (Roy), 5:31. 2, Minnesota, Parise 13 (Setoguchi, Cullen), 7:35. 3, Dallas, Jagr 14 (Eriksson, Whitney), 17:47 (pp).

Second period: 4, Minnesota, Koivu 8 (Parise, Stoner), 3:42. 5, Dallas, Daley 4 (Eriksson, Goligoski), 5:10. 6, Minnesota, Parise 14 (Koivu, Brodin), 9:33. 7, Minnesota, Cullen 5 (Bouchard, Spurgeon), 14:22.

Third period: 8, Dallas, Larsen 2 (Smith, Vincour), 7:02. 9, Minnesota, Brodziak 6 (Clutterbuck, Stoner), 12:38 (sh). 10, Minnesota, Heatley 9 (Clutterbuck, Brodziak), 18:32. 11, Minnesota, Bouchard 4 (Spurgeon), 19:44 (en).

Shots on Goal – Minnesota 17-14-11 – 42. Dallas 14-5-7 – 26.

Goalies: Minnesota, Backstrom. Dallas, Lehtonen. A – 16,167 (18,532). T – 2:31.