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Christensen and Koivu lift Wild over Panthers

Talk about late drama at the Xcel Energy Center Thursday night. Not only was it alumni night with the North Stars, but the Wild tied the Panthers, 2-2, on Erik Christensen's goal with just 30 seconds left in the third period. But the Wild wasn't done. Mikko Koivu scored the game-winner 15 seconds into overtime for the 3-2 win.
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Talk about late drama at the Xcel Energy Center Thursday night. Not only was it alumni night with the North Stars, but the Wild tied the Panthers, 2-2, on Erik Christensen's goal with just 30 seconds left in the third period. But the Wild wasn't done. Mikko Koivu scored the game-winner 15 seconds into overtime for the 3-2 win.

Kyle Brodziak also scored for Minnesota.

Niklas Backstrom made 25 saves in his first start since suffering a groin injury in Montreal on March 1.

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