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Winnipeg Jets forward Matt Halischuk (15) scores a goal on Minnesota Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom (32) during the third period at MTS Centre. Wild win 3-2. Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports

Backstrom steps in and Wild win

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By Dan Falloon, The Sports Xchange

Minnesota 3  Winnipeg 2

WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Niklas Backstrom didn't know he would be between the pipes when the Minnesota Wild visited the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday.


The short notice didn't matter, as the Wild goalie made 37 saves in the surprise start as the Minnesota continued its dominance over the Jets.

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