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Niklas Backstrom back in nets for Wild

Minnesota looks for its sixth-straight win tonight in San Jose with Niklas Backstrom back in goal following a 41-save shutout of Calgary. Wild coach Mike Yeo says the tandem of Backstrom and Josh Harding gives Minnesota a chance to win every night.
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Minnesota looks for its sixth-straight win tonight in San Jose with Niklas Backstrom back in goal following a 41-save shutout of Calgary. Wild coach Mike Yeo says the tandem of Backstrom and Josh Harding gives Minnesota a chance to win every night.

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