VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Goalie Manny Fernandez and the Minnesota Wild were less than two seconds away from another big playoff upset. Twenty minutes later, they found themselves down 1-0 in the Western Conference semifinal series.
Matt Cooke tied it with 1.2 seconds left in regulation, and Minnesota native Trent Klatt scored a power-play goal 3:42 into overtime as Vancouver beat the Wild 4-3 on Friday night.
"Stuff like that happens in a playoff series," Fernandez said. "We're going to come back stronger. I have no doubt we'll come back stronger as this series goes on."
It was the third straight overtime game for the Wild, who won the last two to knock out Colorado. It also was the first time Minnesota has surrendered four goals in the playoffs and the first time the Wild have lost after scoring the first goal.
"To come back from being down 3-1 against this team, I'm still kind of in shock," said Klatt, who also assisted on the tying goal.
With Lubomir Sekeras off for high-sticking Henrik Sedin, Klatt planted himself in the crease and deflected Daniel Sedin's shot past Fernandez for his first NHL overtime goal.
"I don't know if I ever scored a bigger goal in my life," said Klatt, a former University of Minnesota star who began his NHL career with the Minnesota North Stars.
"I'm having as much fun as I ever had playing the game of hockey. I guess playing against the Wild and knowing that all the family back home is watching, it's pretty emotional."
Game 2 is Sunday night in Vancouver.
In the only other game Friday night, Ottawa beat Philadelphia 4-2 in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference series. Two Game 2s are set for Saturday, with Tampa Bay at New Jersey in the East, and Anaheim at Dallas in the West. On Friday night, Anaheim beat Dallas 4-3 in five overtimes, and New Jersey defeated Tampa Bay 3-0.
Cooke tied it after Todd Bertuzzi won a faceoff with 8.7 seconds left. Naslund threw a long backhander on the net, and Cooke scored his first goal of the payoffs in the ensuing scramble.
"I crashed the net for a rebound and it was underneath him I think and Klatt pushed his pad and I shoveled it in," Cooke said. "Todd did a good job on the faceoff and I just wanted to get there as fast as I could and when I got there it was an empty net."
Wes Walz broke a 1-1 tie with two goals -- both on passes from Marian Gaborik -- in the first 8:11 of the third period. But Walz skated into the middle and collided with Gaborik at center ice, and Naslund scooped up the loose puck and scored his fifth goal in five games to pull Vancouver within one midway through the period.
"Obviously the turnover for the second goal was a huge momentum builder for their team," Walz said. "It was a play that can't be made if you want to have any type of success in the playoffs, especially with a 3-1 lead."
Sergei Zholtok scored a power-play goal for the Wild.
"I'm pretty happy with the way we played," Wild coach Jacques Lemaire said.
Ed Jovanovski also scored for the Canucks, who have won four straight after overcoming a 3-1 series deficit to beat St. Louis in the first round.
"After what we went through the last series, it's pretty awesome," Klatt said.
Minnesota 1 0 2 0 -- 3
Vancouver 0 1 2 1 -- 4
First Period--1, Minnesota, Zholtok 1 (Kuba, Ronning), 17:08 (pp). Penalties--Marshall, Min (ob.-interference), 8:19; Bertuzzi, Van (high-sticking), 15:57; Linden, Van (high-sticking), 19:57.
Second Period--2, Vancouver, Jovanovski 3 (Morrison, Ruutu), 1:33 (sh). Penalties--Brown, Min (slashing), 11:02; Ronning, Min (ob.-hooking), 14:20.
Third Period--3, Minnesota, Walz 3 (Gaborik, Stevenson), 2:58. 4, Minnesota, Walz 4 (Gaborik), 8:11. 5, Vancouver, Naslund 5, 11:12. 6, Vancouver, Cooke 1 (Klatt, Naslund), 19:58. Penalties--Laaksonen, Min (diving), 12:33; Cooke, Van (tripping), 12:33.
Overtime--7, Vancouver, Klatt 2 (D.Sedin, Salo), 3:42 (pp). Penalty--Sekeras, Min (high-sticking), 2:01.
Shots on goal--Minnesota 5-5-10-1--21. Vancouver 7-16-12-4--39.
Power-play Opportunities--Minnesota 1 of 2; Vancouver 1 of 4.
Goalies--Minnesota, Fernandez 3-1 (39 shots-35 saves). Vancouver, Cloutier 5-3 (21-18).
A--18,514 (18,514). T--2:51.
Referees--Marc Joannette, Dan Marouelli. Linesmen--Kevin Collins, Brian Murphy.
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