Zucker scores twice, 6 Wild players net goals in 7-2 win over battered Lightning


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ST. PAUL, Minnesota — Jason Zucker had two goals, and the Minnesota Wild routed the Tampa Bay Lightning 7-2 on Saturday night.

Zach Parise and Marco Scandella both had a goal and an assist, and 13 Wild players had at least one point.

Minnesota tied a team record with four goals on eight shots in the first period, capped by Zucker spinning around along the boards and firing the puck past goalie Evgeni Nobokov at 17:15.

Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper pulled Nobokov, who has 16 career wins against Minnesota, and replaced him with Ben Bishop after Zucker's goal.

Scandella, Mikko Koivu and Erik Haula all scored their first goals of the season in the first period. A different line was on the ice for each of Minnesota's opening-frame goals.

Through six games, 11 Wild players have scored goals, led by Zucker with four.

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