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Wild vs Sabres Final: 4-1 - Recap

Minnesota skated to a 4-1 victory over Buffalo on Thursday in NHL action at Xcel Energy Center.

The Wild were a -180 favorite in the win. The combined score pushed PUSH the total, which closed at 5.

Minnesota got goals from Jason Pominville, Kyle Brodziak, Marco Scandella, and Jason Zucker in the victory. Scandella opened the scoring at 4:33 of the second period.

Niklas Backstrom turned in a 19-save effort for the Wild.

Matt Ellis scored for the Sabres, finding the net behind Niklas Backstrom.

Ryan Miller stopped 27 of 30 shots for the Sabres, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Minnesota went 0-for-4, while the Sabres were 0-for-4 with the man advantage.

Buffalo lost the shots on goal battle to Minnesota by a margin of 31-20.

Minnesota heads into a battle against the Capitals. Buffalo, meanwhile, will have their next action against New Jersey.