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Saturday's Dump & Chase: Bob-rob'd

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Last night's game wasn't robbery by any means. More like gifting. But 2-0 is a cushy lead when you have Bobrovsky in net, despite him and his team's recent struggles. 26 blocked shots from Columbus didn't help either. Now Minnesota is here to help us forget.

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