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Must see: Wild get much needed win with 3 late goals

What a rocket off the stick of Jared Spurgeon for the 3-2 lead.

Imagine waking up today and looking at the NHL standings only to see the Wild still with four points while the Central Division was topped by the Blues and Blackhawks with 13 and 12 points. 

Fortunately, the Wild has six points thanks to a third-period rally in Calgary. Here's how they got it one. 

Chris Stewart got the Wild on the board first with a power-play goal, his sixth goal in six games this season. 

A 5-on-3 power play for the Flames led to a goal from Kris Versteeg to put Calgary up 2-1 with 19:17 left in the game. That's when the Wild took over. 

Ryan Suter made it 2-2 with a wrister from just inside the right circle with 9:27 to play. Jared Spurgeon then hammered a slap shot home with 7:52 to play to give the Wild the lead, and they made it 4-2 on Colton Winnik's backhanded lob from center ice that found it's way to an empty net. 

Alex Stalock made 35 saves for the win in goal for the Wild. Devan Dubnyk got the night off after starting Friday's game against Winnipeg. 

Minnesota is now 2-2-2 with a big six-game home stand beginning Tuesday night against Vancouver. 

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