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After back-to-back losses, Wild shuffle defensive pairings

Nov 20, 2018 - St. Paul Pioneer Press (Minnesota)

Wild coach Bruce Boudreau was compelled to shuffle his defense corps Tuesday and split up the top two pairings, reuniting Jared Spurgeon with Ryan Suter and putting Matt Dumba alongside Jonas Brodin.

Suter and Dumba struggled in Sunday's 3-1 loss at Chicago. Both were minus-2 and on the ice for all three Blackhawks goals.

"I just thought it was time," Boudreau said. "We just talked about it on the ice. The one good thing is you can change it back in 30 seconds. But everybody's OK wit...