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Zucker has three points, Wild top Blue Jackets

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Five players scored and Charlie Coyle had three assists for the Minnesota Wild in their 5-2 victory against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena on Thursday.

Christian Folin and Nino Niederreiter each scored a power-play goal in the first period to put the Wild ahead 2-0. Blue Jackets forward James Sheppard cut the lead in half when he scored at 16:29 of the first.

Wild defenseman Jonas Brodin restored the two-goal lead when he scored on the power play at 18:36 of the second period.

Erik Haula made it 4-1 at 8:47 of the third before Columbus center Brandon Dubinsky made it a two-goal game at 11:25.

Wild forward Jason Zucker, who had two assists, scored into an empty net at 19:00.

Devan Dubnyk played the entire game for Minnesota and made 22 saves. Curtis McElhinney started for Columbus and made saves on 19 of 21 shots before being relieved by Anton Forsberg, who made four saves.

Minnesota was 3-for-5 on the power play; Columbus was 1-for-2.

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