lineup after missing two games with a lower body injury. ...Lightning D Bruno Gervais sent Kovalchuk flying with a first-period hip check. ...Zubrus' short-handed goal was the Devils' 15th this season, tops in the NHL. ..The Devils won the season series 3-1. ...Caron skated on the ice to replace Roloson after the Zidlicky goal in the second period but Roloson skated to the bench and then was back in goal when play started. DeBoer said the officials explained it to him as a miscommunication on the Tampa Bay bench. CEDAR PARK, Texas - The Hamilton Bulldogs scored four unanswered goals on Thursday night to rally to a 4-2 win over the Texas Stars in American Hockey League play.Travis Novak had his first goal of the season for Hamilton (31-31-7) with just under seven minutes left in the second period. Gabriel Dumont had a power-play goal 13:51 into the third period. Joonas Nattinen followed with a goal and then Mark Mitera put the puck into an empty net.Travis Morin and Luke Gazdic had given Texas (29-35-4) a 2-0 lead by the game's midway point.Robert Mayer made 28 saves to earn the win for the Bulldogs, while Jack Campbell stopped 35 shots for the Stars.Hamilton was 1-for-2 on the power play and Texas went 0-for-4 with the man advantage. Florida 0 1 1 0-2Minnesota 0 0 2 1-3First Period-None.Second Period-1, Florida, Upshall 2 (Fleischmann, Campbell), 13:27 (pp).Third Period-2, Minnesota, Brodziak 21 (Clutterbuck), 1:03. 3, Florida,Nike Free 3.0 V5 Black Silver, Fleischmann 25 (Garrison, Campbell), 13:16 (pp). 4, Minnesota, Christensen 6 (Gilbert, Koivu), 19:29.Overtime-5, Minnesota, Koivu 12 (Gilbert, Stoner), :15.Shots on Goal-Florida 9-8-10-0-27. Minnesota 13-4-7-1-25.Goalies-Florida, Theodore. Minnesota,Nike Free 4.0 V3 Womens Black Blue, Backstrom. A-16,952 (18,064). T-2:29.
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Mikko Koivu split two defenders and beat former teammate Jose Theodore 15 seconds into overtime to give the Minnesota Wild a 3-2 victory over the Florida Panthers on Thursday night.Erik Christensen tied it for Minnesota with 31 seconds left in regulation.Kyle Brodziak also scored for the Wild.The Panthers, inching toward their first Atlantic Division title, are four points ahead of Washington Capitals with a game in hand and five to play. Tomas Fleischmann had a goal and an assist for Florida,Scottie Upshall also scored, and Brian Campbell had two assists.Florida suffered its third overtime loss in its last four games.Niklas Backstrom stopped 25 shots for the Wild in his first game sustaining a groin injury March 1 at Montreal. His backup last season,Free Run 3.0 V4 UK, Theodore, made 22 saves for the Panthers.NOTES: Minnesota LW Jason Zucker, who agreed to a contract with the team Tuesday, made his NHL debut. Zucker was selected in the second-round (No. 59 overall) in the 2010 draft. ... The Wild hosted more than 30 former Minnesota North Stars players as part of an alumni reunion, including Neal Broten, Lou Nanne and Jack Carlson. All former North Stars in attendance were introduced before the game. ... Minnesota also honoured the AHCA Division II national champion University of Wisconsin-Stout