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Wild whiffs in shootout en route to eighth straight loss

Another game and another loss for the Wild as the Predators dropped them 2-1 in an overtime shootout Wednesday night. The Wild failed to score in the shootout en route to its eighth straight loss. Dany Heatley scored the lone Minnesota goal -- his eleventh of the season. Josh Harding was very good in goal, stopping 24-of-25 shots.
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Another game and another loss for the Wild as the Predators dropped them 2-1 in an overtime shootout Wednesday night. The Wild failed to score in the shootout en route to its eighth straight loss. Dany Heatley scored the lone Minnesota goal -- his eleventh of the season. Josh Harding was very good in goal, stopping 24-of-25 shots.

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