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Pominville, Wild surge back to beat Stars 5-3 in Game 3

Given a pair of quick goals by Patrick Sharp, the Dallas Stars pushed the cruise-control button.

Jason Pominville and the Minnesota Wild raced past them and surged back into the series.

Pominville scored twice and had an assist for the Wild, and Minnesota roared back from an early two-goal deficit for a 5-3 victory on Monday night that sliced the Stars' advantage in the Western Conference quarterfinals to 2-1.

"That was a nice way to respond," said Pominville, who scored with 47 seconds left in the second period to give the Wild their first postseason lead in seven games, a span of nearly 400 minutes, and added an empty-netter in the closing...