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Ducks defeat Wild, 3-2

The Anaheim Ducks defeated the Wild 3-2 Thursday night at Xcel Energy Center. It’s Minnesota’s fourth loss in their last five games, and they’ve failed to score more than two goals in six straight games. Jared Spurgeon and Matt Cullen scored for the Wild.
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The Anaheim Ducks defeated the Wild 3-2 Thursday night at Xcel Energy Center. It’s Minnesota’s fourth loss in their last five games, and they’ve failed to score more than two goals in six straight games. Jared Spurgeon and Matt Cullen scored for the Wild.

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