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Jared Spurgeon scores winner on late power play, Wild beat Jets 4-3

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Winnipeg Jets left wing Carl Klingberg (48), of Sweden, checks Minnesota Wild defenseman Gustav Olofsson (23), of Sweden, off the puckduring the second period of an NHL hockey game in St. Paul, Minn., Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt) Author: The Hockey News

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Jared Spurgeon scores winner on late power play, Wild beat Jets 4-3

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ST. PAUL, Minn. - Jared Spurgeon broke a tie on a power play with 4:51 left and the Minnesota Wild beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-3 on Saturday night in an exhibition game.

Spurgeon took a pass from Michael Keranen and beat Ondrej Pavelec high on the glove side for Minnesota's third power-play goal in four chances.

Mikael Granlund, Erik Haula and Nino Niederreiter also scored for Minnesota (1-1-1).

Nicolas Petan, Matt Halischuk and Grant Clitsome scored for Winnipeg (1-2-0).

Pavelec stopped 20 shots for the Jets, and Niklas Backstrom made 14 saves for Minnesota.

Petan and Granlund traded first-period goals before Haula scored on a penalty shot late in the period to give the Wild a 2-1 lead. Halischuk and Niederreiter exchanged second-period goals, and Clitsome scored 40 seconds into the third.

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