Defenseman Zdeno Chara passed from behind the Minnesota net to Arvedson, who held the puck on the outside edge of the right faceoff circle as the 6-6 Chara set a screen in front of Manny Fernandez. Arvedson snapped a shot that trickled past the goaltender for his 11th goal of the season and first game-winner.
Todd White had a goal and an assist for the Senators, who had a 32-19 edge in shots against a Minnesota team that outshot Columbus, 25-14, in a 5-0 blanking on Sunday.
Pascal Dupuis scored early in the third period for the Wild, who fell to 0-7-10 in overtime this season.
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