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Minnesota Ices Nashville 5-2 - Recap

Martin Havlat scored twice to lead the Wild over Nashville 5-2 on Friday at Xcel Energy Center.

Minnesota was favored by -108 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.

Minnesota got goals from Martin Havlat (2), Andrew Brunette, Nick Schultz, and Marek Zidlicky in the victory. Zidlicky opened the scoring at 12:22 of the first period.

Jose Theodore stopped 32 of 34 Nashville shots in the victory.

Nashville got goals from Steve Sullivan and Martin Erat in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Anders Lindback stopped 12 of 14 shots for the Predators, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Minnesota went 0-for-2, while the Predators were 2-for-5 with the man advantage.

Minnesota lost the shots on goal battle to Nashville by a margin of 34-23.

Next game, Minnesota takes its act on the road to face Colorado looking for another win. For Nashville, they head home to face New York.