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 width=>>Blackhawks Loss Gives Wild Playoff Spot

Devan Dubnyk made 32 saves, and the Minnesota Wild clinched a playoff spot with a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night.

Mikael Granlund and Jason Zucker scored in the third period for the Wild, who were coming off a 2-0 home loss to Winnipeg on Monday night. It was Zucker's first game since he broke his collarbone in the first period of a 5-3 victory over Vancouver on Feb. 9.

It was quite a turnaround from Minnesota's last visit to Chicago in January, when it lost 4-1 in the fifth game of a six-game slide. That losing streak dropped the Wild to 18-19-5, but they traded for Dubnyk on Jan. 14 and the veteran goaltender helped them turn their season around.

Bryan Bickell scored his 14th goal and Corey Crawford had 28 stops for the Blackhawks (48-26-6), who have lost two in a row.

 width=>>Jets Blank Blues

Chris Thorburn netted the lone score of the contest in the second period and Winnipeg emerged with a 1-0 decision over St. Louis at Scottrade Center.

Ondrej Pavelec stopped all 30 shots he faced to post his fourth shutout of the year for the Jets, who are trying to solidify their hold on the final wild- card slot in the West.

Pavelec's clean sheet came on the heels of his 32-save whitewash on Monday in Minnesota.

Jake Allen stopped 30 pucks for the Blues, who are trying to hold onto the top spot in the Central Division.

NHL Scoreboard
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NY Rangers 4, New Jersey 2
Philadelphia 5, NY Islanders 4
Ottawa 4, Pittsburgh 3 (OT)
Detroit 3, Carolina 2
Colorado 3, Nashville 2
Calgary 3, Arizona 2
Edmonton 4, Los Angeles 2

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