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Wild Vs. Stars Final Score: Minnesota Ends Losing Skid With 5-2 Win Over Dallas

The Minnesota Wild ended their four-game losing streak on Saturday night with a 5-2 win over the unhealthy Dallas Stars. Minnesota had lost 15 of their last 17 games and fallen out of the playoff picture before this win.

Minnesota was behind 2-1 in the second period, but answered Dallas' Philip Larsen's go-ahead goal with four (4!) unanswered.

Three of Minnesota's goals came in the second period less than a minute from each other -- Cal Clutterbuck scored 13:37 into the second, Chad Rau scored his first goal of the season 14 seconds later, and Kyle Brodziak scored 45 seconds after that. Dany Heatley added the cherry on top 1:29 into the third period.

The win pushed Minnesota into eighth place in the Western Conference standings, but Colorado is about to win to take over that spot. Minnesota can take it right back when they play on Tuesday.

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Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.