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Anton Babchuk Scores in Season Opener in Finland

Brandon Sutter scored twice, and the Carolina Hurricanes held on to beat the Minnesota Wild 4-3 on Thursday in Helsinki in the NHL season opener.

Anton Babchuk, back after a year in Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League, and Jussi Jokinen also scored for the Hurricanes.

Brent Burns scored for Minnesota with 3:21 left, but Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward made a late save to preserve the win.

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