Coyle nets winner in shootout, Wild stop Senators 3-2

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Charlie Coyle scored the winner in a shootout, Matt Dumba had two goals in regulation and the Minnesota Wild beat Andrew Hammond and the Senators 3-2 on Tuesday night to stop Ottawa’s five-game winning streak.

Devan Dubnyk made 31 saves and turned away Mike Hoffman in the fifth round of the shootout to secure Minnesota’s 15th victory in 20 games.

Hammond showed why he’s called “The Hamburgler” by making 36 saves for Ottawa, but he lost for the first time in six NHL starts. Mika Zibanejad and Bobby Ryan scored for the Senators.

Dumba scored twice in the second to notch his first career two-goal game and give Minnesota a 2-0 lead at 8:05 of the period.

Minnesota had several opportunities to win in regulation during the third, but kept getting turned away by Hammond.

Coyle’s winner was his second career shootout goal. Mikko Koivu and Jason Pominville also scored in the tiebreaker.

The new-look Wild played their first game with right wing Chris Stewart and defenseman Jordan Leopold, both of whom were acquired before Monday’s trade deadline.

Ottawa is 7-1-2 in its last 10 games as it tries to play its way into an Eastern Conference playoff spot.

Ryan and Kyle Turris scored for the Senators in the shootout.

NOTES: Ottawa G Craig Anderson was activated off injured reserve Sunday and is expected to start Wednesday when the Senators wrap up a five-game trip in Winnipeg. . Wild coach Mike Yeo said D Marco Scandella had a setback with an undisclosed injury and will miss at least another week. . Also on the Wild injury front: C Ryan Carter (upper body) skated for the first time on his own, D Jared Spurgeon (upper body) could return on Thursday and RW Jason Zucker (collarbone) continues to work off the ice, but is not close to returning.

This article was written by ADAM CZECH from The Associated Press and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

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