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Bouchard's Goal Lifts Wild over Blue Jackets 3-2

Posted at: 01/29/2013 10:50 PM
By: ADAM CZECH

nullST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Pierre-Marc Bouchard scored the go-ahead goal late in the third period and the Minnesota Wild snapped a three-game losing streak by beating the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 on Tuesday night.

With the Wild seemingly on their heels after giving up a two-goal lead, Bouchard took a pass from Torrey Mitchell near the blue line, zoomed past two Columbus defenders and beat goalie Steve Mason above his right glove.

After Columbus beat Dallas to snap a four-game skid, the Blue Jackets' flight to the Twin Cities on Monday night was canceled because of fog, forcing the team to leave on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Columbus looked sluggish early and trailed 2-0 after the first period.

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