ST. LOUIS (AP) – Brian Rolston had a goal to extend his scoring streak to five games, and Marian Gaborik added two assists, as the Minnesota Wild overcame a two-goal deficit to beat the St. Louis Blues 3-2.

Andrei Zyuzin and Marc Chouinard also scored for Minnesota, which won its third straight overall and first away from home this season.

Manny Fernandez made 38 saves, 18 in the third period, for the Wild. Fernandez has allowed four goals in his last three games.

Mike Sillinger and Mark Rycroft both scored their first goal for St. Louis. Blues goalie Patrick Lalime stopped 28 shots.

The Wild completed the comeback from a 2-0 deficit when Gaborik got the puck in the left circle and shot wide of Lalime. The puck bounced hard off the end boards, catching Lalime out of position, and Chouinard was there to poke it home at 4:41 of the third period.

The Blues took the lead 17:32 into the game when Gaborik’s clearing attempt went right to Sillinger, and he beat Fernandez with shot from between the circles. Rycroft made it 2-0 at 1:11 of the second period when he poked in the rebound of Christian Backman’s shot from the right point.

The Wild, who entered the game with the NHL’s top-ranked power play, tied the game before the period was over with two goals with a man advantage.

Rolston scored at 7:35 when he moved in from the point and beat Lalime with a wrist shot from the right circle. Zyuzin scored at 18:37, taking a centering pass from Brent Burns and blasting one by Lalime.

Notes: Rolston has a point in seven of Minnesota’s eight games. … The Blues were winless against the Wild in 2003-04 (0-2-2-0), and have not beaten the Wild since a 2-0 win on March 1, 2003. … Randy Robitaille got his 100th career assist on Zyuzin’s goal.

AP-ES-10-22-05 2232EDT


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