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                ***** National Hockey League Game Capsules *****
                               (Friday, March 27)
 
                      Final Score: Minnesota 4, Calgary 2
 
 St.  Paul, MN  (SportsNetwork.com) - Thomas Vanek, Mikko Koivu and Zach Parise
 each  scored during  the third period as the Minnesota Wild topped the Calgary
 Flames  by a  4-2 score  on Friday.  Matt Dumba  also lit  the lamp  and Devan
 Dubnyk  made 23  saves in  his 33rd consecutive  start for  the Wild, who have
 won  four straight  games and six of  their last seven. Josh Jooris and Markus
 Granlund  both  scored for the Flames,  who have dropped their last two games.
 Karri  Ramo  allowed all  four goals  on 35  shots before  being pulled in the
 final stanza for Jonas Hiller, who stopped just one shot in relief.
 
 
                       Final Score: Columbus 5, Chicago 2
 
 Chicago,  IL  (SportsNetwork.com) -  Cam Atkinson scored  twice in a four-goal
 first  period  and added a late  score to finish  off a hat trick, as Columbus
 topped  Chicago by  a 5-2  count  at United  Center. Ryan  Johansen and  Kevin
 Connauton  also tallied  in the  first period  for the  Blue Jackets,  who are
 finishing the season on an up note having won five in a row and eight of nine.
 Sergei  Bobrovsky  picked up the  win with 31  saves as Columbus stretched its
 road  win streak to seven contests and put an end to a six-game losing skid in
 Chicago. Brandon  Saad and  Jonathan Toews  scored in  the opening  20 minutes
 for the Blackhawks,  who have  lost three of their last four. With Minnesota's
 4-2  win over  Calgary,  the Wild  crept  within  a point  of  Chicago in  the
 Central Division.
 
 
                       Final Score: Edmonton 4, Dallas 0
 
 Edmonton, AB (SportsNetwork.com) - Richard Bachman posted his first shutout of
 the  season against his former team as the Edmonton Oilers defeated the Dallas
 Stars 4-0 on Friday. Bachman, who was a fourth-round  draft pick of the  Stars
 in  2006  and played parts of  three seasons with  the team, made 29 saves for
 his  first win  since April  13.  Rookie Andrew  Miller scored  his first  NHL
 goal  on a  penalty shot,  Benoit Pouliot  tallied a  goal and  an assist  and
 Derek Roy and Jordan Eberle  also lit the  lamp for  the Oilers, who have  won
 two  straight  games and three  of their last  four. Kari Lehtonen allowed all
 four goals on 28 shots as the Stars' four-game winning streak came to an end.
 
 
 
 
 
 03/28 00:24:14 ET