DALLAS (AP) – Sergei Zubov, Jussi Jokinen and Mike Ribeiro scored in the shootout as the Dallas Stars snapped a three-game losing streak by beating the slumping Minnesota Wild 4-3 Saturday night.

Zubov and Jokinen scored on their shootout attempts before Minnesota’s Brian Ralston answered.

Ribeiro clinched the victory when he faked to his right, and took a shot to his left that beat Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom.

Dallas, 2-0 in shootouts this season, improved to 14-1 in the tiebreaker the past two seasons.

Ralston, Mikko Koivu and Petteri Nummelin had goals for the Wild, who have lost four in a row.

Jokinen’s seventh goal of the season tied it with 4:17 left. Philippe Boucher and Loui Eriksson added goals for Dallas.

Minnesota has won just four times in 16 games.


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