Coyotes score 4 straight to top Wild in OT

 
 
Updated 2/8/2018 9:58 PM
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  • Arizona Coyotes' Alex Goligoski, left, congratulates Arizona Coyotes' Nick Cousins, right, on Cousins' goal off Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk in the second period of an NHL hockey gameThursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in St. Paul, Minn.

    Arizona Coyotes' Alex Goligoski, left, congratulates Arizona Coyotes' Nick Cousins, right, on Cousins' goal off Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk in the second period of an NHL hockey gameThursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in St. Paul, Minn. Associated Press

  • Arizona Coyotes goalie Antti Raanta, of Finland, stops a shot by Minnesota Wild's Tyler Ennis, left, in the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in St. Paul, Minn.

    Arizona Coyotes goalie Antti Raanta, of Finland, stops a shot by Minnesota Wild's Tyler Ennis, left, in the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in St. Paul, Minn. Associated Press

  • Minnesota Wild's Eric Staal, top left, celebrates after scoring against Arizona Coyotes goalie Antti Raanta, of Finland, in the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in St. Paul, Minn.

    Minnesota Wild's Eric Staal, top left, celebrates after scoring against Arizona Coyotes goalie Antti Raanta, of Finland, in the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in St. Paul, Minn. Associated Press

  • Arizona Coyotes' Jakob Chychrun, left, is shoved into the wall by Minnesota Wild's Mikko Koivu, of Finland, in the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in St. Paul, Minn.

    Arizona Coyotes' Jakob Chychrun, left, is shoved into the wall by Minnesota Wild's Mikko Koivu, of Finland, in the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in St. Paul, Minn. Associated Press

  • Arizona Coyotes goalie Antti Raanta, left, of Finland, stops a shot by Minnesota Wild's Nino Niederreiter, of Switzerland, with his leg pad in the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in St. Paul, Minn.

    Arizona Coyotes goalie Antti Raanta, left, of Finland, stops a shot by Minnesota Wild's Nino Niederreiter, of Switzerland, with his leg pad in the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in St. Paul, Minn. Associated Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Clayton Keller scored Arizona's fourth straight goal at 3:55 of overtime to give the Coyotes a 4-3 comeback victory over the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night.

Nick Cousins scored twice for Arizona, which entered the game with the worst record in the NHL. Cousins' second goal tied it with 18.3 seconds remaining in regulation after Arizona pulled goalie Antti Raanta for an extra attacker.

Kevin Connaughton also scored, and Raanta stopped 25 shots.

Eric Staal, Matt Cullen and Mike Reilly scored to give Minnesota a 3-0 lead, and Devan Dubnyk made 37 saves.

Staal opened the scoring with 2:47 to play in the first period with his team-leading 24th goal. Staal fired a pass from Jared Spurgeon top shelf past Raanta.

Cullen, the Wild's 41-year-old forward, made it 2-0 early in the second period on a breakaway.

The Wild were without defenseman Jonas Brodin on Thursday after Brodin suffered a broken hand Tuesday against St. Louis. In Brodin's absences, Minnesota's young defenseman such as Reilly and Gustav Olofsson will have a chance to gain some additional ice time.

Reilly took advantage Thursday, scoring his first goal of the season and just the third of his NHL career. Reilly grabbed a loose puck out of the air and set it on the ice before firing from the faceoff circle past Raanta.

Arizona clawed back with three unanswered goals in regulation. Cousins buried a cross-ice pass from Alex Goligoski for the Coyotes' first goal late midway through the second period.

NOTES: Minnesota made a trade Thursday, acquiring defenseman Viktor Loov from the New Jersey Devils. The Wild sent forwards Christoph Bertschy and Mario Lucia to New Jersey in exchange for Loov. ... Coyotes D Oliver Ekman-Larsson was a minus-1 in Thursday's loss and is now a league-worst minus-41 on the season. ... Arizona D Luke Schenn and F Christian Fischer were both scratched Thursday for just the third time each this year.

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