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Wild get rare road win, top Blue Jackets 3-2 in shootout

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Zach Parise and Chris Stewart scored in the shootout, and the Minnesota Wild beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 on Tuesday night.

Devan Dubnyk had 28 saves for Minnesota (27-18-5), which earned its 10th road win of the season. Jason Zucker scored his 20th goal, and Charlie Coyle added his fifth in the third period.

Columbus (27-19-4) lost for the fourth time in six games. Sergei Bobrovsky made 41 stops, Artemi Panarin had a goal and an assist and David Savard scored his third of the season.

Savard got the lead for the Blue Jackets when he scored on a top-shelf shot from the blue line just 1:16 into the game, surprising Dubnyk. Dean Kukan got an assist on the play for his first NHL point.

Savard had a chance for another goal at 12:19, but it was waved off for a distinct kicking motion.

Minnesota got on the board with a power-play goal at 4:25 of the second. Zucker beat Bobrovsky in a battle for the puck in the crease, matching Eric Staal for the team lead in goals and extending his point streak to seven games.

The Wild jumped in front when Coyle scored right after his team killed off a Stewart slashing penalty, but the Blue Jackets responded.

With Zucker in the box for delay of game, Panarin scored his 13th of the season at 14:48 on a shot from the right circle.

Panarin also scored Columbus’ only goal in the shootout, which went four rounds.

NOTES: The Wild play three of their next four games on the road.

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