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Associated Press, Published September 23 2013

Zucker’s shootout goal lifts Wild over Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ja-son Zucker scored the lone shootout goal and assisted on the tying goal to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 2-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets in a preseason game Monday night.

Zucker’s shot trickled under the outstretched left leg pad of Sergei Bobrov-sky, who made 26 saves in regulation and overtime. Minnesota goalie Josh Harding thwarted all three Columbus attempts in the shootout with the last one from Matt Calvert hitting the post. Harding stopped 20 shots before the shootout.

Minnesota 0 0 1 0 – 2

Columbus 0 1 0 0 – 1

Minnesota won shootout 1-0

Second period: 1, Columbus, Wisniewski 2 (Gaborik, Johnson), 6:19 (pp).

Third period: 2, Minnesota, Ballard 1 (Zucker, Fontaine), 11:36.

Shootout – Minnesota 1 (Zucker G, Haula NG), Columbus 0 (Anisimov NG, Atkinson NG, Calvert NG).

Shots on Goal: Minnesota 13-7-5-2 – 27. Columbus 3-7-9-2 – 21.

Goalies: Minnesota, Harding. Columbus, Bobrovsky. A – 10,089 (18,144). T – 2:34.