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Published February 03, 2012, 12:00 AM

Niklas Backstrom

Minnesota Wild goalie (32), of Niklas Backstrom Finland, watches as Colorado Avalanche center Peter Mueller (88) and Wild defenseman Nick Schultz (55) fight for the puck in the third period of an NHL game in Denver on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012. Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon (46) moves into the play. Minnesota won 1-0. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)
Read the article: Backstrom stops 37 shots, Wild top Avalanche 1-0