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Devan Dubnyk returns, Mikko Koivu scores twice as Wild beat Rangers 5-2

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ST. PAUL, Minn. - Devan Dubnyk made 21 saves in his return to action and Mikko Koivu had two goals and an assist for the Minnesota Wild in a 5-2 win over the New York Rangers on Thursday night.

Dubnyk missed four games with a groin strain. In his first game back, he helped the Wild to their ninth straight game with a point (6-0-3).

Koivu has scored in three straight games. Matt Dumba, Jason Pominville and Chris Porter also tallied for Minnesota.

New York lost starting goaltender Antti Raanta in the first period when he was hit in the forehead area of his facemask by a slap shot from Wild defenceman Marco Scandella. Raanta allowed one goal on four shots in 6 minutes, 11 seconds.

Henrik Lundqvist relieved Raanta and stopped 27 of 31 shots. Dominic Moore and Ryan McDonagh scored for the Rangers, who have lost four of five.

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