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Mark Letestu, Cam Atkinson score in shootout to lift Blue Jackets over Wild 3-2

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    Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Cam Atkinson, center, gets tangled up with Minnesota Wild center Mikael Granlund, right, as he battles Granlund and Wild defenseman Clayton Stoner, left, for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game in St. Paul, Minn., Saturday, April 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)The Associated Press

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    Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky, of Russia, blocks a shot by Minnesota Wild center Kyle Brodziak (21) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in St. Paul, Minn., Saturday, April 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)The Associated Press

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    Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Nick Foligno, left, lands on Minnesota Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom (32), of Finland, ad Backstrom stops a shot during the second period of an NHL hockey game in St. Paul, Minn., Saturday, April 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)The Associated Press

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    Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Nick Foligno (71) and Minnesota Wild center Mikko Koivu (9), of Finland, battle for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in St. Paul, Minn., Saturday, April 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)The Associated Press

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    Minnesota Wild right wing Charlie Coyle (63) and Columbus Blue Jackets center Brandon Dubinsky (17) fall to the ice as they fight during the first period of an NHL hockey game in St. Paul, Minn., Saturday, April 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)The Associated Press

Mark Letestu and Cam Atkinson scored in a shootout to lift the Columbus Blue Jackets over the Minnesota Wild 3-2 on Saturday.

The Blue Jackets won their third straight and pulled even with Detroit and Dallas for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference with 45 points.

The Wild dropped their third straight and were left clinging to a two-point lead over the Red Wings, Stars and Blue Jackets with 47 points.

Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 39 shots while Vinny Prospal and Fedor Tyutin each scored for Columbus.

Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Jason Pominville scored for Minnesota, and Niklas Backstrom had 20 saves.