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Backstrom on antics in the crease and the Swedes vs. Finns dynamic

Updated: November 6, 2008, 1:23 AM ET
By David Amber | Special to ESPN.com

Last season, only three goalies finished the season ranked in the top 10 in goals-against average, save percentage and wins.

Martin Brodeur, Jean-Sebastien Giguere … and Niklas Backstrom.

Surprised? You shouldn't be. In less than three seasons in the NHL, Backstrom has become a fan favorite in Minnesota, and one of the league's best-kept secrets.

Niklas Backstrom -- Quick Facts

• He won the William M. Jennings Trophy ...

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