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Wild vs Rangers Final: 2-1 - Recap

Wild vs Rangers Final: 2-1 - Recap

The Wild earned a 2-1 victory over the Rangers on Thursday at Xcel Energy Center.

Bettors who backed the Wild were rewarded as -115 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 5.

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 13:08 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Kyle Brodziak.

Darcy Kuemper turned in a 29-save effort for the Wild.

Derek Stepan scored for the Rangers, finding the net behind Darcy Kuemper.

Cam Talbot stopped 24 of 26 shots for the Rangers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

Minnesota scored 0 times on 3 chances on the power play, while New York went 1-for-3 with the man advantage.

New York outshot Minnesota 30-26 in the game.

Minnesota looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Blue Jackets. The Rangers will aim to get back on the winning track at Winnipeg.