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Cullen scores winning goal in shootout, lifts Wild over Predators 2-1

Saturday, 03.09.2013 / 11:25 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Cullen scores winning goal in shootout, lifts Wild over Predators 2-1

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Matt Cullen scored the shootout-winning goal to give the Minnesota Wild a 2-1 victory over the Nashville Predators on Saturday night.

The Wild, who have won two of three, sent Nashville to its fourth loss in five games.

Cullen and Wild captain Mikko Koivu both scored in the shootout. Craig Smith was the only Nashville shooter to score in the tiebreaker against Niklas Backstrom.

Zach Parise gave the Wild a 1-0 lead in the second period. David Legwand tied it for Nashville in the third.

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