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Jason Zucker scored the lone shootout goal and assisted on the tying goal to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 2-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets in a preseason game Monday night.
Zucker's shot trickled under the outstretched left leg pad of Sergei Bobrovsky, who made 26 saves in regulation and overtime. Minnesota goalie Josh Harding thwarted all three Columbus attempts in the shootout with the last one from Matt Calvert hitting the post. Harding stopped 20 shots before the shootout.
The Blue Jackets' James Wisniewski made it 1-0 on a power-play goal at 6:19 of the second period, one-timing a setup from Marian Gaborik from the top of the left circle.
Keith Ballard skated onto a loose puck in the high slot and snapped a shot past Bobrovsky to tie it 11:36 into the last period. Zucker was credited with the first assist.
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Jason Zucker scored the lone shootout goal and assisted on the tying goal to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 2-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets in a preseason game Monday night.
Zucker's shot trickled under the outstretched left leg pad of Sergei Bobrovsky, who made 26 saves in regulation and overtime. Minnesota goalie Josh Harding thwarted all three...
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Coach Mike Yeo and the Minnesota Wild had their plan for training camp and the preseason to sort through a roster filled with many intriguing young players.
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Tuesday will be the final day in training camp for perhaps as many as 20 Wild players.
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That buzz created by signing two big stars turned out to be a false start for the Minnesota Wild.
First there was the lockout. Then they sputtered through a shortened season, barely made the playoffs and were bounced out quickly by the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks.
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We’re going to take a look at each NHL team, breaking down every new addition and subtraction, as well as promising prospects.
Today, we take a look at the Minnesota Wild.
By: Melissa Esing (@Off_thepost )
2013 Season: 26-19-3, 55 pts (4th in Central Division, 8th in Western Conference)
Free Agents Signed:
D Jon Landry from New York
Its getting closer to opening night (October 3rd), and the team is trimming its roster. Yesterday the team trimmed down to 28 players sending down Erik Haula, Colten Jobke, Raphael Bussieres, Tyler Graovac, Kris Foucault, Zack Phillips, Josh Caron, Kyle Medvec, Corbin Baldwin, Darcy Kuemper and Johan Gustafsson to Iowa. Meanwhile it also placed younger professional vets; Carson...