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Wild star Zach Parise injured; Cody Hodgson scores late as Nashville beats Minnesota 3-2 @NHLdotcom

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Cody Hodgson scored the tiebreaking goal late in the third period to lift the Nashville Predators over Minnesota 3-2 on Thursday night after Wild star Zach Parise was injured.

Mike Fisher and Roman Josi also scored for Nashville, which went 1-2-1 on a nine-day road trip.

Marco Scandella and Matt Dumba had goals for the Wild, who lost for the first time in six home games.

Minnesota's leading goal-scorer with seven, Parise left with a lower-body injury after getting hit on his first shift. Battling for the puck near the right wall in the offensive zone, Parise went awkwardly into the boards when James Neal hit him from behind, and possibly knee-to-knee. No penalty was called.

Parise limped off favouring his right leg and briefly went down the tunnel toward the dressing room. He returned and played five more shifts, then went back to the locker room with about 2 minutes remaining in the first period. He did not return after that.

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