Zach Parise broke a tie off a turnover early in the third period and the Minnesota Wild rallied to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 on Thursday.

Auston Matthews lost the puck to Parise, who beat goalie Michael Hutchinson high over his glove at 4:21 for his 18th goal of the season. Minnesota overcame deficits of 2-0 and 3-2.

Toronto got a power play midway through the period, with Matthews hitting the post short side on Devan Dubnyk. The Leafs pulled Hutchinson with 2:45 left, but were unable to get anything past the Wild netminder, including a chance that dribbled off the post in the dying seconds.

Jared Spurgeon had a goal and two assists, Charlie Coyle added a goal and an assist, and Mikko Koivu also scored for Minnesota. Dubnyk, who was named to his third NHL All-Star Game on Wednesday, stopped 38 shots.

Mitch Marner scored twice and William Nylander had the other goal for Toronto, which lost its second straight. John Tavares added two assists for the Leafs, and Hutchinson made 30 saves in his debut in an emergency recall from the minors. Hutchinson has only been with the organization since Saturday following a trade with the Florida Panthers.

Marner staked the Leafs to an early lead when he snared a loose puck off the opening faceoff and fired a backhander off the post and in after just seven seconds to tie the Leafs’ franchise record for fastest goal at the start of a game. The 21-year-old winger made it 2-0 at 5:38 with his 15th goal of the season and ninth in the last eight games, scoring off a give-and-go with Tavares.

Coyle cut the deficit to 2-1 at 9:10 when he scored his seventh on a rebound and the Wild tied it at 5:09 of the second when Koivu swatted his sixth past a down-and-out Hutchinson.

Nylander responded with his first at 8:16 when he beat Dubnyk upstairs to make it 3-2. The winger had just two points in his 11 previous games since his contract impasse with the Leafs ended on Dec. 1 with a six-year, $45 million deal.

Parise hit the crossbar moments later, but the Wild evened the score at 9:36 when Spurgeon put a shot through Hutchinson’s pads for his fifth goal of the SEASON.

NOTES: Marner’s goal seven seconds into the game tied Charlie Conacher’s team record for fastest goal at the start of a game set Feb. 6, 1932, against the Boston Bruins. … Hutchinson was 1-1-2 with an .839 save percentage and a 4.18 goals-against average in four games for the Panthers this season, but was a respectable 43-39-11 with a .910 save percentage and a 2.65 GAA in 102 games between 2013 and 2018 with Winnipeg. … Hutchinson and fellow netminder Kasimir Kaskisuo were recalled from the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League on an emergency basis with both No. 1 goalie Frederik Andersen (groin) and backup Garret Sparks (concussion protocol) out. Andersen is on injured reserve while Sparks, who took a shot up high in Wednesday’s practice after starting Toronto’s last three games, sat out for precautionary reasons. … Tavares and Matthews were named as Toronto’s All-Star representatives. … Scotiabank Arena had significantly more kids than usual for a matinee start that included a flashy opening ceremony with children dressed up as players, referees and announcers. There were even miniature versions of Leafs coach Mike Babcock and famed Hockey Night in Canada commentator Don Cherry.

UP NEXT

Wild: At Ottawa on Saturday.

Maple Leafs: Host Vancouver on Saturday night.

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Minnesota Wild left wing Zach Parise, center, celebrates his goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs with teammates Charlie Coyle (3) and Greg Pateryn (29) during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Minnesota Wild left wing Zach Parise, center, celebrates his goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs with teammates Charlie Coyle (3) and Greg Pateryn (29) during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Michael Hutchinson (30) looks on as Minnesota Wild players celebrate a goal by Zach Parise (11) during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Michael Hutchinson (30) looks on as Minnesota Wild players celebrate a goal by Zach Parise (11) during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Michael Hutchinson (30) takes a drink as Minnesota Wild players celebrate a goal by Zach Parise (11) during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Michael Hutchinson (30) takes a drink as Minnesota Wild players celebrate a goal by Zach Parise (11) during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Minnesota Wild left wing Zach Parise (11) celebrates his goal past Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Michael Hutchinson (30) as Leafs defenseman Nikita Zaitsev (22) looks on during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Minnesota Wild left wing Zach Parise (11) celebrates his goal past Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Michael Hutchinson (30) as Leafs defenseman Nikita Zaitsev (22) looks on during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk (40) makes a diving save against the Toronto Maple Leafs during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk (40) makes a diving save against the Toronto Maple Leafs during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Maple Leafs left wing Andreas Johnsson (18) and Auston Matthews (34) put pressure on Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk (40) and defenseman Jared Spurgeon (46) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Maple Leafs left wing Andreas Johnsson (18) and Auston Matthews (34) put pressure on Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk (40) and defenseman Jared Spurgeon (46) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Maple Leafs center John Tavares (91) tries to locate the puck in front of Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk (40) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Maple Leafs center John Tavares (91) tries to locate the puck in front of Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk (40) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Maple Leafs right wing William Nylander, left, celebrates with teammates Auston Matthews (34) and Andreas Johnsson (18) after scoring against the Minnesota Wild during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Maple Leafs right wing William Nylander, left, celebrates with teammates Auston Matthews (34) and Andreas Johnsson (18) after scoring against the Minnesota Wild during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Maple Leafs right wing William Nylander, center, celebrates his goal against the Minnesota Wild with teammates Travis Dermott (23) and Auston Matthews (34) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Maple Leafs right wing William Nylander, center, celebrates his goal against the Minnesota Wild with teammates Travis Dermott (23) and Auston Matthews (34) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Maple Leafs right wing William Nylander, right, is hugged by teammate Auston Matthews (34) after scoring against the Minnesota Wild during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Maple Leafs right wing William Nylander, right, is hugged by teammate Auston Matthews (34) after scoring against the Minnesota Wild during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Maple Leafs right wing William Nylander, center, celebrates his goal against the Minnesota Wild with teammates Travis Dermott (23) and Auston Matthews (34) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Maple Leafs right wing William Nylander, center, celebrates his goal against the Minnesota Wild with teammates Travis Dermott (23) and Auston Matthews (34) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Minnesota Wild defenseman Greg Pateryn (29) ties up Toronto Maple Leafs right wing William Nylander (29) in front of Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk (40) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Minnesota Wild defenseman Greg Pateryn (29) ties up Toronto Maple Leafs right wing William Nylander (29) in front of Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk (40) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Maple Leafs center Par Lindholm (26) rounds the net in front of Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk (40) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Toronto, Thursday, Jan. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Maple Leafs center Par Lindholm (26) rounds the net in front of Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk (40) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Toronto, Thursday, Jan. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Michael Hutchinson (30) makes a save as Minnesota Wild left wing Jason Zucker (16) and Leafs center John Tavares (91) look on during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Minnesota Wild, in Toronto, Thursday, Jan. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Michael Hutchinson (30) makes a save as Minnesota Wild left wing Jason Zucker (16) and Leafs center John Tavares (91) look on during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Minnesota Wild, in Toronto, Thursday, Jan. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Maple Leafs' Mitch Marner (16) celebrates his goal with teammate Nikita Zaitsev (22) during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Minnesota Wild, in Toronto, Thursday, Jan. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Maple Leafs’ Mitch Marner (16) celebrates his goal with teammate Nikita Zaitsev (22) during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Minnesota Wild, in Toronto, Thursday, Jan. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Source: The Associated Press

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