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Minnesota Skates Past Carolina 3-1 - Recap

Minnesota skated to a 3-1 victory over Carolina on Thursday in NHL action at Xcel Energy Center.

Minnesota won as a -147 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Dany Heatley, Zach Parise, and Nino Niederreiter each scored for the Wild in the victory. Niederreiter opened the scoring for Minnesota, finding the back of the net at 8:21 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Mikael Granlund and Mathew Dumba.

Josh Harding turned in a 20-save effort for the Wild.

Carolina got a goal from Alexander Semin in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Carolina got a 19-stop effort from Justin Peters in the loss.

Minnesota scored 2 times on 5 chances on the power play, while Carolina went 1-for-5 with the man advantage.

Minnesota lost the shots on goal battle to Carolina by a margin of 28-27.

Next game, Minnesota takes its act on the road to face Chicago looking for another win. For Carolina, they head on the road to face Colorado.