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Minnesota 5, Tampa Bay 3

  |   Dec. 10, 2002 at 11:07 PM
ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Marian Gaborik scored his NHL-leading 19th goal and Pascal Dupuis added a pair of assists Tuesday night as the Minnesota Wild recorded their fourth win in as many all-time meetings with the Tampa Bay Lightning, posting a 5-3 triumph.

Gaborik tallied at 13:16 of the second period, as the Wild scored three times in just under 10 minutes and opened a 4-1 cushion.

Wes Walz and defenseman Willie Mitchell each contributed a goal and an assist, as the Wild improved to 5


1 against the Eastern Conference this season.

Tampa Bay defenseman Dan Boyle scored twice, recording the first multi-goal game of his career, but the Lightning lost for the fifth consecutive time away from home.

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