Associated Press SAINT PAUL - Cam Barker scored 46 seconds into overtime after Pierre-Marc Bouchard tied the score with 26 seconds left in regulation in the Minnesota Wild's 6-5 victory over the Coyotes on Sunday at the Xcel Energy Center.
The teams scored six goals in the third period and both lost leads in the final 10 minutes of regulation.
Andrew Brunette scored twice, Brent Burns and Nick Schultz added goals, Mikko Koivu had four assists and Jose Theodore made 39 saves for the Wild (18-15-5).
Whitney gave Phoenix a 5-4 lead with 2:55 to play in the third. When Minnesota's Clayton Stoner missed a clearing attempt, Whitney knocked the puck past Theodore.
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Entering the third period trailing 3-1, Phoenix tied the score by netting goals 13 seconds apart.
Upshall made the score 3-2 when he took a pass from Shane Doan and knocked it past Theodore at 4:44 of the third period. Yandle tied the score at 3 when he knocked in the rebound of Vernon Fiddler's shot at 4:57, prompting Minnesota coach Todd Richards to take his timeout.
Burns gave Minnesota a 4-3 lead with his 12th goal of the season at 11:14, but Jovanovski tied the score for Phoenix about three minutes later with a goal he punctuated with a dive over Theodore.
► EDITOR'S NOTE: Dave Vest of phoenixcoyotes.com contributed to this recap.
Trailing 5-4 and with an extra attacker on the ice, Wild forward Pierre-Marc Bouchard took a slap shot from between the circles that got past Coyotes goalie Jason LaBarbera with 25.6 seconds left in the third period.
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"We've got to keep working at it. Obviously we're doing some good things in the game but we're also shooting ourselves in the foot time
"It's been an emotional roller coaster of late. We get down and then we get back and take the lead. Then we kind of went sideways. There
was a couple of unfortunate bounces. We'll take the point and try to get better."
"I think we have a pretty good group of guys here. But we can't afford to slip because the West is so tight. We're disappointed we didn't get both points."
• Dec. 1, 2010: PHX 4, MIN 2
• Jan. 2, 2011: MIN 6, PHX 5 (OT)
• Dec. 9, 2010: MIN 3, PHX 2
• Feb. 5, 2011:
1 - 0 PHX
1 - 1 Tie
2 - 1 MIN
3 - 1 MIN
3 - 2 MIN
3 - 3 Tie
4 - 3 MIN
4 - 4 Tie
5 - 4 PHX
5 - 5 Tie
6 - 5 MIN