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Wild look for two against lowly Blue Jackets

The Minnesota Wild wrap up their five game road trip at Columbus tonight. The Wild are 2-2 through the first four games of the trip, and hope to finish strong over the NHL-worst Blue Jackets.
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The Minnesota Wild wrap up their five game road trip at Columbus tonight. The Wild are 2-2 through the first four games of the trip, and hope to finish strong over the NHL-worst Blue Jackets.

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