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Kuba and Fernandez lead Wild past Jackets

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Filip Kuba had two power-play goals and Manny Fernandez stopped 25 shots as the Minnesota Wild beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-1 Friday night.

Marian Gaborik chipped in with his 17th goal and an assist and Andrew Brunette had two assists for the Wild, who ended a four-game winless streak (0-2-2-0).

The loss ended Columbus' five-game home unbeaten streak (4-0-1-0).

Minnesota is 3-1-0-0 in four meetings between the second-year NHL franchises.

Fernandez was touched for Espen Knutsen's goal in the first period but turned away 19 shots in the final two periods.

RED WINGS 3, CAPITALS 1: Luc Robitaille became the most prolific goal-scoring left wing in NHL history and added an assist as Detroit defeated Washington.

BLACKHAWKS 2, LIGHTNING 2: Martin St. Louis had both Lightning goals as Tampa Bay and Chicago tied.

PANTHERS 3, STARS 2: Marcus Nilson and Niklas Hagman had goals 5:36 apart in the second period and Florida snapped a four-game losing streak with a victory over Dallas.

OILERS 3, MIGHTY DUCKS 1: Tommy Salo made 36 saves and Ryan Smyth's short-handed goal in the second period was the winner as Edmonton beat Anaheim.