Niklas Backstrom

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Wild Eager To Return From NHL Lockout

Before everyone settled in for their fireworks on the Fourth of July, the Minnesota Wild put on quite a show themselves.

01/06/2013

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If You Missed It: High School Sports Rally For 12/7

Miss WCCO-TV’s High School Sports Rally Friday night? We’ve got all the high school winter sports action in the videos below — plus a profile on Niklas Backstrom.

12/07/2012

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Wild Sign Defenseman Stoner To 2-Year Extension

The Minnesota Wild have signed defenseman Clayton Stoner to a two-year contract extension. The Wild announced the move on Thursday.

05/10/2012

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3 Wild Players Have Minor After-Season Surgeries

The Minnesota Wild said Wednesday goalie Niklas Backstrom (ankle), left wing Dany Heatley (knee) and right wing Devin Setoguchi (ankle) have all had procedures done since the season ended 10 days ago.

04/18/2012

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Koivu Scores 15 Seconds Into OT For Wild

Jose Theodore and the Florida Panthers let a point slip away. Trying to pull five points ahead of the Washington Capitals in the Atlantic Division with a game in hand and five to play, Florida led Minnesota by one in the final minute. But the Wild, already eliminated from playoff contention, weren’t finished.

03/29/2012

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Capitals Back In 8th After 3-0 Win Over Wild

Alex Ovechkin continued his recent resurgence with his ninth goal in seven games, and the Washington Capitals pulled back into the final Eastern Conference playoff spot with a 3-0 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Sunday.

03/25/2012

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Wild Bring Up Hackett For Injured Goalie Backstrom

The Minnesota Wild have recalled goalie Matt Hackett under emergency conditions after losing starter Niklas Backstrom to a lower-leg injury.

03/02/2012

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Cullen, Christensen Lift Wild To Win Over Panthers

The Minnesota Wild finally won a shootout.

02/23/2012

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Blue Jackets Top Wild 3-1

Rookie defenseman David Savard scored his first career goal and added an assist to lift the Blue Jackets past the Minnesota Wild 3-1 on Tuesday night.

02/07/2012

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Islanders Top Wild 2-1 For 1st Win In Extra Time

Frans Nielsen scored the only goal in the shootout while Al Montoya had his glove in good form, giving the New York Islanders their first extra-time victory of the season, 2-1 over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night.

12/17/2011

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Backstrom Steadies Wild In 3-1 Win Over Lightning

Niklas Backstrom rebounded from a rough game and an early exit with 32 saves, and the Minnesota Wild stopped a two-game losing streak with a 3-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday night.

11/28/2011

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Wild Sign 51-Year-Old Hockey Goaltender

Paul Deutsch’s pals in his recreational hockey league needed to find a replacement goalie Wednesday night. The 51-year-old embroidery shop owner was going to be suiting up for another team: The NHL’s Minnesota Wild.

11/23/2011

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Backstrom Makes 27 Saves, Wild Top Avalanche 1-0

Niklas Backstrom stopped 27 shots for his second shutout of the season, and Devin Setoguchi scored the game’s only goal with 2:31 left to give the Minnesota Wild a 1-0 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night.

11/17/2011

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Backstrom Makes 41 Saves, Wild Beat Flames 3-0

The Minnesota Wild are getting impressive goaltending no matter who they start in net.

11/09/2011

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Alfredsson Gives Senators Shootout Win Over Wild

Daniel Alfredsson scored Ottawa’s third straight shootout goal and the Senators rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night in the home opener of their 20th season.

10/11/2011

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Wild Bring Back G Josh Harding

The Minnesota Wild re-signed backup goaltender Josh Harding to a one-year, $750,000 contract Friday.

07/01/2011

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Backstrom Backstops Wild To 4-2 Win Over Oilers

Minnesota goalie Niklas Backstrom ended a six-start winless streak, beating his favorite opponent in the Wild’s 4-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night.

03/31/2011

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Sharks Beat Wild 3-2 On Marleau’s 3rd Period Goal

Niklas Backstrom seemed to stop almost every shot San Jose sent his way. Fortunately for the Sharks, a couple of pucks that hit off Backstrom’s teammates found their way into the net.

03/18/2011

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Backstrom Strong Again In Goal, Wild Beat Avs 3-2

Niklas Backstrom turned in another strong performance with 23 saves, and the Minnesota Wild hung on to beat the crumbling Colorado Avalanche 3-2 on Wednesday night.

02/09/2011

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Coyotes Beat Wild 1-0 To End 5-Game Home Skid

Taylor Pyatt ended Phoenix’s long scoring drought early in the third period and Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 25 shots for his fourth shutout this season, helping the Coyotes beat the Minnesota Wild 1-0 Saturday night to end a five-game home losing streak.

02/05/2011

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Backstrom Carries Wild To Win Over Kings

Pierre-Marc Bouchard scored the winning goal in the shootout and Niklas Backstrom made 27 saves in regulation to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 1-0 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night.

02/01/2011

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Backstrom And Wild Turn Back Blackhawks, 4-2

Antti Miettinen scored the go-ahead goal, Niklas Backstrom made 31 saves and the Minnesota Wild beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-2 Tuesday night in the teams’ final game before the All-Star break.

01/25/2011

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Wild’s Backstrom Returns To Beat Flames 6-0

Niklas Backstrom made himself right at home in goal for the Minnesota Wild.

01/19/2011

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Wild’s Backstrom Expected Back In Net This Week

The Minnesota Wild are closer to getting their top two goalies back in action.

01/17/2011

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Backstrom, Theodore Hurt, Wild To Start Khudobin

The Minnesota Wild are hurting in the net.

01/14/2011

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