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Wild rout Sabres to conclude preseason

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The Minnesota Wild had 42 shots in a 6-1 preseason win against the Buffalo Sabres at Xcel Energy Center on Thursday.

Minnesota outshot Buffalo 42-11.

Jason Zucker, Tyler Graovac, Zach Parise, Nino Niederreiter, Zac Dalpe and Thomas Vanek scored for the Wild, who led 4-0 at 5:38 of the second period. Mikko Koivu had three assists.

Devan Dubnyk made 10 saves for Minnesota, which finished its preseason 4-2-0.

Tim Schaller scored an unassisted goal and Chad Johnson made 36 saves for Buffalo (4-2-0), which plays its final preseason game Friday against the Columbus Blue Jackets at First Niagara Center.

Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta made his preseason debut but left the game with a lower-body injury after playing 2:06.

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