ST. PAUL (AP) -- Facing the Pittsburgh Penguins and the league's top power-play unit, the Minnesota Wild killed every penalty.
They just wish they could have converted one of their own.
Richard Park got his second goal of the season to lift the Wild to a 1-1 tie with the Penguins, but Minnesota couldn't score on an overtime power play after Pittsburgh was penalized for too many men on the ice with 1:38 left.
"I thought at a time in the third period, because of a lack of energy, if we get a point we'll be fine," said Wild coach Jacques Lemaire, whose team ended its first two-game losing streak. "But after what I saw at the end, well, you're disappointed. A power play at the end, you expect to get chances -- maybe score a goal."
Johan Hedberg, who gave up seven goals in his last two starts, stopped 30 of Minnesota's shots. Pittsburgh's Marc Bergevin scored for the first time in two seasons.
The Wild are unbeaten in six overtime games this season. After struggling in its first two seasons, Minnesota has vaulted to the top of the Northwest Division with 23 points.
"Now everybody knows about them," Hedberg said. "It doesn't surprise anybody anymore."
The Penguins finished a four-game road trip 0-2-1-1.
"It's a good point to get, especially against a team like Minnesota," Bergevin said.
The Penguins, using NHL scoring leader Mario Lemieux on a new line with the speedy Alexandre Daigle and Martin Straka, weren't able to generate any more offense against Manny Fernandez.
"They weren't creating enough chances down there, so we made a little switch," Pittsburgh coach Rick Kehoe said. "You've got to give them credit. They did a good job on penalty kills -- they took away our lanes."
Fernandez, who lost his last three starts after beginning the season 6-0, made 23 saves.
"I guess we have to take it positively," Fernandez said. "It's a little frustrating, but we've been talking about getting back on track or at least staying there. I think tonight is a good start."
Bergevin gave Pittsburgh a 1-0 lead on a one-timer from the blue line that slid past a screened Fernandez's glove.
The Wild tied it less than 3 minutes later when Sergei Zholtok found Filip Kuba slicing through the Penguins' defense. Kuba was turned away by Hedberg, but Park knocked in the rebound for his second goal of the season.
"Sergei made a great play there," Park said. "Hopefully we can build off this."
Notes: Pittsburgh LW Steve McKenna played for Minnesota in its inaugural season. ... Park began his NHL career with Pittsburgh by playing parts of two seasons between 1994-96. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman was in town to introduce the logo for the 2004 All-Star weekend, which will be held at the Wild's Xcel Energy Center. ... Five of the Wild's 10 opponents at home this season have been limited to just one goal. ... The Wild are 2-1-1 against Pittsburgh. This was the only meeting between the teams this regular season. ... Pittsburgh, whose power play leads the league, went 0-for-3 with a man advantage.
Pittsburgh 0 1 0 0 -- 1
Minnesota 0 1 0 0 -- 1
First Period--None. Penalties--Nieminen, Pit, double minor (holding, slashing), 9:24; Mitchell, Min (hooking), 13:53; Pushor, Pit (roughing), 16:20; Johnson, Min, double minor (charging, roughing), 16:20.
Second Period--1, Pittsburgh, Bergevin 1 (Kovalev, Morozov), 5:21. 2, Minnesota, Park 2 (Kuba, Zholtok), 8:10. Penalties--Rozsival, Pit (ob.-hooking), 1:51; Bergevin, Pit (interference), 12:15;
Third Period--None. Penalties--Walz, Min (holding stick), :38; Morozov, Pit (ob.-holding), 12:42.
Overtime--None. Penalty--Pittsburgh bench, served by Hrdina (too many men), 3:22.
Shots on goal--Pittsburgh 6-7-7-4--24. Minnesota 13-7-10-1--31.
Power-play Opportunities--Pittsburgh 0 of 3; Minnesota 0 of 6.
Goalies--Pittsburgh, Hedberg 6-3-3 (31 shots-30 saves). Minnesota, Fernandez 6-3-1 (24-23).
Referees--Greg Kimmerly, Bill McCreary. Linesmen--Greg Devorski, Dan Schachte.
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