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Wild ends losing skid with 5-2 victory over Stars

The Wild (23-18-7) avoided their fifth consecutive loss with a win on home ice Saturday night. Minnesota beat the Dallas Stars 5-2. Three of those goals came in the second period. Cal Clutterbuck, Chad Rau and Kyle Brodziak all scored within 59-seconds. The Wild are back on the ice Tuesday in Colorado to play the Avalanche.
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The Wild (23-18-7) avoided their fifth consecutive loss with a win on home ice Saturday night. Minnesota beat the Dallas Stars 5-2. Three of those goals came in the second period. Cal Clutterbuck, Chad Rau and Kyle Brodziak all scored within 59-seconds. The Wild are back on the ice Tuesday in Colorado to play the Avalanche.

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