Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/30/13
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild's top line has been as dominant as any in the NHL early in this shortened season, but the team has lacked secondary offense. That is, until Pierre-Marc Bouchard somehow ended up on the fourth line. Playing on a juggled offensive unit, Bouchard scored his 100th career goal late in the third period Tuesday, and it lifted the Wild to a 3-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. After a short pass from Torrey Mitchell at the blue line, Bouchard sailed into the Columbus zone at full speed and whipped a wrist shot past Blue Jackets goalie Steve Mason, snapping a 2-2 tie and ending Minnesota's three-game losing streak. "Those guys were doing a great job for us," Wild coach Mike Yeo said of his unlikely trio of Bouchard, Mitchell and Zenon Konopka. "That's one thing that was great about this game. We've talked a lot about other guys contributing besides the top line, but it's more than just scoring goals. It's going out and playing minutes and playin...
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