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Tampa Bay vs Minnesota Wrap - Minnesota Wins 3-1

Minnesota skated to a 3-1 victory over Tampa Bay on Monday in NHL action at Xcel Energy Center.

The Wild were a -110 favorite in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 5.5.

Minnesota got goals from Pierre-Marc Bouchard, Mikko Koivu, and Cal Clutterbuck in the victory. Clutterbuck opened the scoring at 7:39 of the second period.

Niklas Backstrom turned in a 32-save effort for the Wild.

Tampa Bay got a goal from Steven Stamkos in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Tampa Bay got a 21-stop effort from Mathieu Garon in the loss.

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

Minnesota lost the shots on goal battle to Tampa Bay by a margin of 33-24.

Minnesota looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Oilers. The Lightning will aim to get back on the winning track at Detroit.