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3/31/16 Senators vs. Wild

game recap

Wild win streak stopped at six

Ceci's late goal lifts Senators past Minnesota

by Dan Myers / NHL.com Correspondent

Ceci squeezes puck past Dubnyk

OTT@MIN: Ceci's feed finds the net for the lead

3/31/16: Cody Ceci centers a pass that defelcts off Erik Haula's skate and past Devan Dubnyk, giving the Senators the lead late in the 3rd

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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild couldn't overcome a sluggish start in a 3-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators at Xcel Energy Center on Thursday. Cody Ceci's goal with 3:57 remaining was the game-winner and Minnesota's six-game winning streak ended.

The Wild (38-29-11) remained five points ahead of the idle Colorado Avalanche for the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Western Conference. Minnesota missed an opportunity to gain on the Nashville Predators for the first wild card; the Predators, who lead the Wild by four points, lost 5-2 to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday.

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Wild after seventh straight win, redemption

Minnesota let point slip away in overtime loss to Ottawa on March 15

by Dan Myers / NHL.com Correspondent

SENATORS (35-33-9) at WILD (38-28-11)

TV: 8 p.m. ET; RDS2, TSN5, FS-N, FS-WI, NHL.TV

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild will try to avenge one of their most frustrating losses of the season while also putting themselves in a better position to make the Stanley Cup Playoffs when they host the Ottawa Senators on Thursday.

On March 15, the Senators scored with eight seconds remaining in regulation to tie the game before winning 3-2 on an Erik Karlsson goal at 4:29 of overtime at Canadian Tire Centre.

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