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Parise returns, but Jets cruise to victory over Wild

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Winnipeg Jets 3

Minnesota Wild 1

The Minnesota Wild suffered their fifth loss in the past six games, as visiting Winnipeg jumped up 2-0 and held on late for the 3-1 victory. [Box score]

1) Zach Parise returns

Forward Zach Parise was activated off injured reserve and started, after missing more than three weeks recovering from an MCL injury. But the team's second-leading scorer (7 goals, 2 assists in 12 games) couldn't find the back of the net in his return.

2 ) Jets' rookie goalie

A 22-year-old rookie named Connor Hellebuyck made his NHL debut starting in goal for the Jets. He stopped 14 of the Wild's 15 shots to get the win.

3 ) Player hit in the face with a puck scores Wild's lone goal

Minnesota got its first goal just past the midway point of the third period, when Ryan Carter (who earlier this week took a puck to the face during practice) shoved a rebound past Hellebuyck to make it 2-1.

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Who's next?

A quick turnaround for the Wild, who host the Dallas Stars Saturday at 7 p.m.

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