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Recap - Wild Defeat New Jersey 5-2

Minnesota got a pair of goals from Kirill Kaprizov as the Wild skated to a 5-2 victory over New Jersey on Thursday at Xcel Energy Center.

Minnesota was favored by -170 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 6.0.

Kirill Kaprizov(2), Dmitry Kulikov, Ryan Hartman, and Rem Pitlick each scored for the Wild in the victory. Kaprizov opened the scoring for Minnesota.

Kaapo Kahkonen stopped 29 of 31 New Jersey shots in the victory.

New Jersey got goals from Tomas Tatar, and Ryan Graves in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

MacKenzie Blackwood stopped 33 of 38 shots for the Devils, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

Minnesota scored 0 times on 4 chances on the power play, while New Jersey went 0-for-3 with the man advantage.

New Jersey lost the shots on goal battle to Minnesota by a margin of 38-31.

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