BOSTON — Marco Scandella scored with 5:53 remaining as the Minnesota Wild rallied for three goals in the third period to beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Tuesday night.
One night after allowing five goals in the third period and blowing a 3-0 lead in New York against the Rangers, the Wild were at the opposite end of a surprising comeback in Boston.
The Wild trailed 3-1 entering the third, then came out firing on Boston goalie Tuukka Rask in the third. Zach Parise scored for Minnesota with 15:39 remaining and Justin Fontaine tied it just 2:13 later.
The Wild continued peppering Rask with shots and Scandella beat him with high slapshot from the point for the go-ahead goal.
Minnesota finished with 42 shots, including 18 in the third period.
Niklas Backstrom stopped 25 shots for Minnesota and picked up the win despite allowing three straight goals by the Bruins.
Rookie Seth Griffith scored in the first and second, then assisted on Milan Lucic’s goal with 3:01 left in the second.
Nino Niederreiter scored early in the first period for Minnesota.
The Wild were playing back-to-back nights for the first time this season and erased the memories of Monday night in New York. Minnesota had allowed just six goals all season before the Rangers scored five in the third during a 5-4 win.
Notes: Thomas Vanek assisted on Minnesota’s first goal, giving him 63 points in 56 games against Boston. … Griffith had his first multi-point game one week after scoring his first career goal. … Referee Dave Lewis was injured and left the game after taking a puck to the face in the first period.