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Mikael Granlund's 3rd-period goal gives Wild 2-1 victory over Stars

  • Minnesota Wild center Ryan Carter (18), defenseman Stu Bickel (4) and left wing Erik Haula celebrate after Haula's goal in the second period during an NHL hockey game against the Dallas Stars, Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Matt Strasen)

    Minnesota Wild center Ryan Carter (18), defenseman Stu Bickel (4) and left wing Erik Haula celebrate after Haula's goal in the second period during an NHL hockey game against the Dallas Stars, Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Matt Strasen)  (The Associated Press)

  • Dallas Stars right wing Ales Hemsky (83) shoots between Minnesota Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon (46) and left wing Erik Haula (56) in the second period during an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Matt Strasen)

    Dallas Stars right wing Ales Hemsky (83) shoots between Minnesota Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon (46) and left wing Erik Haula (56) in the second period during an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Matt Strasen)  (The Associated Press)

  • Minnesota Wild right wing Nino Niederreiter (22) and Dallas Stars defenseman Trevor Daley (6) go after the puck in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Matt Strasen)

    Minnesota Wild right wing Nino Niederreiter (22) and Dallas Stars defenseman Trevor Daley (6) go after the puck in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Matt Strasen)  (The Associated Press)

Mikael Granlund scored 40 seconds into the third period and the Minnesota Wild held on to beat the Dallas Stars 2-1 on Saturday.

Dallas goalie Kari Lehtonen had stopped Charlie Coyle's shot from the top of the right circle, but Granlund beat the goalie to the puck to put in the rebound.

Minnesota's Darcy Kuemper allowed only a second-period goal by Antoine Roussel and made 27 saves.

The Wild had tied the game at 1 on Erik Haula's goal at 15:41 of the second.

Minnesota won its second straight game after a four-game losing streak. The Wild won for just the second time in the past 21 games in Dallas.

The Stars' problems at home continued. They have lost six straight (0-4-2) and are 1-4-4 on home ice this season.

Lehtonen had 20 saves for Dallas.