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Washington vs Minnesota Recap - Wild Win 5-3

Washington vs Minnesota Recap - Wild Win 5-3

The Wild got a 3-goal performance from Ryan Suter as Minnesota handed Washington a 5-3 defeat on Saturday at Xcel Energy Center.

Bettors who backed the Wild were rewarded as -120 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.

Minnesota got goals from Ryan Suter (3), Nino Niederreiter, and Jason Zucker in the victory. Niederreiter opened the scoring at 2:16 of the second period.

Niklas Backstrom stopped 27 of 30 Washington shots in the victory.

Mike Green (2) and Marcus Johansson scored for the Capitals, finding the net behind Niklas Backstrom.

Washington got a 6-stop effort from Braden Holtby in the loss.

Minnesota scored 3 times on 5 chances on the power play, while Washington went 1-for-2 with the man advantage.

Minnesota lost the shots on goal battle to Washington by a margin of 30-11.

Next game, Minnesota takes its act on the road to face Los Angeles looking for another win. For Washington, they head on the road to face Tampa Bay.