Spurgeon Scores in OT as Wild Beat Blue Jackets 3-2
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Jared Spurgeon scored on a give-and-go 1:24 into overtime and the Minnesota Wild recovered to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 and provide Marc-Andre Fleury with a victory in his Minnesota Saturday night.
Fleury, the three-time Stanley Cup winner who has the fourth-most playoff wins in NHL history, stopped 23 shots for Minnesota, which won its fifth straight game.
Kirill Kaprizov scored twice, including a tying goal with 1:03 left in the third period to put the game into overtime.
Jake Bean and Jakub Voracek scored for Columbus, and Elvis Merzlikins made 35 saves in goal.
The Wild cost the Colorado Avalanche Sunday at 5 rpm at the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul.
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