Perry scores winner as Ducks beat Wild

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Corey Perry scored the winning goal at 12:21 of the third period, Jonas Hiller stopped 17 shots, and the Anaheim Ducks beat Minnesota 2-1 on Tuesday night, handing the Wild their fifth straight loss.

Minnesota led 1-0 after two periods, but Niklas Hagman tied it at 8:17 of the third and Perry swooped in to beat Josh Harding and give Anaheim the lead for good.

Dany Heatley scored his team-leading 19th goal, but the Wild couldn't generate much offense the rest of the game.

Minnesota has scored just seven goals in its last six games and is 5-16-5 since Dec. 13.