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Mark Letestu, Cam Atkinson score in shootout to lift Blue Jackets over Wild 3-2

Saturday, 04.13.2013 / 11:05 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Mark Letestu, Cam Atkinson score in shootout to lift Blue Jackets over Wild 3-2

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Mark Letestu and Cam Atkinson scored in a shootout to lift the Columbus Blue Jackets over the Minnesota Wild 3-2 on Saturday.

The Blue Jackets won their third straight and pulled even with Detroit and Dallas for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference with 45 points.

The Wild dropped their third straight and were left clinging to a two-point lead over the Red Wings, Stars and Blue Jackets with 47 points.

Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 39 shots while Vinny Prospal and Fedor Tyutin each scored for Columbus.

Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Jason Pominville scored for Minnesota, and Niklas Backstrom had 20 saves.

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