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Wild’s big third leads them past Bruins

Mikael Granlund, Patrice Bergeron

Mikael Granlund, Patrice Bergeron


The Boston Bruins led for most of tonight’s game against Minnesota, but the Wild stormed back in the third period to earn a 4-3 victory.

With Minnesota down 3-1 heading into the final frame, Zach Parise shifted the game’s momentum by taking advantage of a centering pass from Mikael Granlund.

That started a run of three unanswered goals from the Wild that culminated in Marco Scandella blasting the game-winner past Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask.

Rask faced more than his fair share of work in this one as he was peppered with 18 shots on goal in the third period alone.

Those last 20 minutes spoiled some impressive individual efforts from the Bruins. Milan Lucic had a goal and an assist for Boston while 21-year-old forward Seth Griffith had two goals and an assist, including this gem in the second period:

Dougie Hamilton also logged an incredible 28:32 minutes as the Bruins try to get by without Zdeno Chara.

Boston is now 5-6-0 this season while the Wild have improved to 5-3-0.

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