Wild lose to Rangers for worst slump of season

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Oscar Lindberg had a goal and an assist, Antti Raanta made 25 saves and the New York Rangers held on to beat the Minnesota Wild 3-2 on Saturday night. Brady Skjei and Jimmy Vesey also scored for the Rangers, who are 7-1 in their last eight road games and have a league-high 26 victories away from home this season. Eric Staal and Matt Dumba scored for the Wild, who lost for the seventh time in their last nine games. Devan Dubnyk made 27 saves. Minnesota struck first when Staal, a former Ranger, beat Raanta from the slot just after a penalty on New York had expired. Martin Hanzal dug a loose puck out of the corner and fired it to Staal, who was all alone and beat Raanta high with a wrist shot for his 24th goal. Skjei tied it with four minutes left in the first period when he beat Dubnyk with a blast from just above the right circle. Mats Zuccarello fed the puck from the left point across the ice to Skjei, and Dubnyk didn't get across in time to stop Skjei's one-timer, which bounced in off the
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