Backstrom bails out Wild
On a night that saw seven of the 12 NHL teams in action fire more than 35 shots on net, Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom's nearly routine 24 saves in a 2-1 shootout victory over the Penguins stood out as the best.
Not that holding one of the most dangerous offenses to one goal is routine. Backstrom is making a routine out of frustrating opponents, as he has allowed just six goals in the past five games (4-1).
"Our goalie was great," Wild coach Jacques Lemaire told The Associated ...
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