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Mikko Koivu scores in final minute of OT to lift Wild past Blues, 5-4

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ST. PAUL, Minnesota — Mikko Koivu scored at 4:28 of overtime to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 5-4 victory over the St. Louis Blues in the teams' preseason finale Saturday night.

Off a turnover in the corner, Jason Pominville passed to Koivu in the lower left circle and his quick shot beat Brian Elliott.

PHOTO: Minnesota Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper, right, deflects a shot past St. Louis Blues center Jori Lehtera (12), of Finland, and Wild defenseman Mathew Dumba (55) during the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game in St. Paul, Minn., Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014.(AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)
Minnesota Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper, right, deflects a shot past St. Louis Blues center Jori Lehtera (12), of Finland, and Wild defenseman Mathew Dumba (55) during the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game in St. Paul, Minn., Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014.(AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

Mikael Granlund, Erik Haula, Thomas Vanek and Matt Dumba also scored for Minnesota (3-2-1), and Darcy Kuemper stopped 19 shots.

Jori Lehtera had two goals and Ryan Reaves and Ian Cole also scored for St. Louis (2-3-2). Elliott finished with 28 saves.

Tied 2-2 late in the second period, Lehtera converted a pass from Joakim Lindstrom for his second goal of the period, but Vanek slid in a backhand on the power-play at 18:39 to tie the score.

Dumba and Cole scored 2 1/2 minutes apart in the third period.

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