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Koivu scores in OT, Wild beat Stars 5-4 to stay alive

  • Minnesota Wild center Jordan Schroeder (10) takes control of the puck against Dallas Stars defenseman Stephen Johns (28) during the second period in Game 5 of a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series, Friday, April 22, 2016, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Minnesota Wild center Jordan Schroeder (10) takes control of the puck against Dallas Stars defenseman Stephen Johns (28) during the second period in Game 5 of a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series, Friday, April 22, 2016, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)  (The Associated Press)

  • Minnesota Wild center Charlie Coyle (3) and Dallas Stars center Radek Faksa (12) skate for control of the puck during the second period in Game 5 of a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series, Friday, April 22, 2016, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Minnesota Wild center Charlie Coyle (3) and Dallas Stars center Radek Faksa (12) skate for control of the puck during the second period in Game 5 of a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series, Friday, April 22, 2016, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)  (The Associated Press)

  • Dallas Stars goalie Antti Niemi blocks a Minnesota Wild shot during the second period in Game 5 of a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series, Friday, April 22, 2016, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Dallas Stars goalie Antti Niemi blocks a Minnesota Wild shot during the second period in Game 5 of a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series, Friday, April 22, 2016, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)  (The Associated Press)

Mikko Koivu redirected Ryan Suter's shot from the left point 4:55 into overtime and the Minnesota Wild beat the Dallas Stars 5-4 on Friday night to stay alive in their first-round series.

Koivu scored the last two goals for the Wild, who go home still down 3-2 in the best-of-seven series. Game 6 is Sunday night.

Jason Spezza and Alex Goligoski scored goals 28 apart almost midway through the third period, giving the Stars their first lead on the game.

But the Wild forced overtime when Koivu went top shelf for the tying goal with 3:09 left in regulation. Koivu, the Wild's leading scorer in the regular season with 56 points, had only one goal without an assist in the series until then.