ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Mike Ricci's power-play goal with 2:32 left in regulation Tuesday night gave the San Jose Sharks a 3-3 tie with the Minnesota Wild, who remained the only unbeaten team in the NHL.
With Minnesota center Aaron Gavey in the penalty box for hooking, Ricci took a pass at the edge of the slot from defenseman Gary Suter and wristed it past goaltender Dwayne Roloson for his first goal of the season.
Suter had a chance to win it for San Jose with 17 seconds left in overtime after Niklas Sundstrom took a shot from just inside the blue line. Roloson gloved the puck and held on. Seconds earlier, Owen Nolan was stopped by Roloson after taking a shot from the left faceoff circle.
Stacy Roest tried to win it for the Wild with a point-blank shot on Evgeni Nabokov, who made a glove save before the red-hot Roest could get to the rebound.
Minnesota's season-opening six-game unbeaten streak (3
Sundstrom and Mark Smith also scored for the Sharks, who are unbeaten in four of their last five games (2