Minnesota (2-2) entered the game with two consecutive shutout wins at home. Kyle Brodziak broke the shutout bid of Steve Mason when he scored on the Wild's 13th shot at 12:03 of the third.
Torres opened the scoring at 11:37 of the first on a rebound from the left circle off a Samuel Pahlsson shot and assisted along with Brassard on Clitsome's score at 18:35.
Mason made two point-blank stops on Petr Sykora during a Wild power play in the middle period before Vermette stole the puck in the neutral zone on the next shift and scored an unassisted short-handed goal at 16:03.
Nash followed 72 seconds later off a feed from Huselius. Nash deked Tyler Cuma then beat Harding. Brassard made it 5-0 at 7:54 of the final period by converting one-timing a backhand pass across the goalmouth from Huselius.
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Arena: Nationwide Arena Location: Columbus, Ohio
Attendance: 10,056 (55.4% full)
Raffi Torres Assist: Samuel Pahlsson, John Moore
Grant Clitsome Assist: Derick Brassard, Raffi Torres
Antoine Vermette (shorthanded --Unassisted) Unassisted
Rick Nash Assist: Kristian Huselius, Derick Brassard
Derick Brassard (power play) Assist: Kristian Huselius, Rick Nash