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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