Wild beats Florida in shootout, 3-2

Kyle Brodziak and Matt Cullen scored regulation goals for the Wild, and Erik Christensen and Cullen scored in the shootout to give the Wild a 3-2 win over the Florida Panthers. Niklas Backstrom made 41 saves, including both Florida attempts in the shootout.
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Kyle Brodziak and Matt Cullen scored regulation goals for the Wild, and Erik Christensen and Cullen scored in the shootout to give the Wild a 3-2 win over the Florida Panthers.

Niklas Backstrom, who has struggled in shootouts, stopped both Florida shots he faced. Overall, he stopped 41 of 43 shots. It's a nice encore to his 48 save shutout over the defending Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins on Sunday.

Minnesota has won two straight.

The Wild is 24-4-3 when allowing two goals or fewer this season.

The Wild gains two points in the standings,

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