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NHL: Minnesota 4, Pittsburgh 2

  |   Jan. 16, 2004 at 11:29 PM
ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Alexandre Daigle and Filip Kuba scored 30 seconds apart in a four-goal third period Friday night to rally Minnesota to a 4-2 win over Pittsburgh.

Minnesota goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, who spent most of the last month with the Canadian Junior National team, blanked the Wild for nearly 2 1/2 periods in his first appearance for Pittsburgh since Dec. 9.

But Minnesota erupted for four goals in a span of just over five minutes. Andrew Brunette started the comeback by scoring on a goalmouth scramble 8:33 into the third.

With eight minutes remaining, Pierre-Marc Bouchard swept a lead pass to Daigle, who beat Fleury between the legs on a breakaway. Just 30 seconds later, Kuba was left alone in the slot and snapped a one-timer between the goaltender's legs to give the Wild the lead.

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