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Mikko Koivu scored twice to snap a 30-game goalless drought, Eric Staal added his 18th goal and Minnesota held on to beat short-handed Columbus.
Alex Stalock made 24 saves and Ryan Donato and Kevin Fiala also scored as Minnesota won for the third time in five games under interim coach Dean Evason.
Nick Foligno, Emil Bemstrom, Pierre-Luc Dubois and Zach Werenski scored for Columbus, which was playing without goaltender Elvis Merzlikins and forward Riley Nash, who were injured a night earlier against Ottawa. Matiss Kivlenieks made the start in goal and stopped 35 shots in just his fifth NHL game.
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