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Florida Falls 3-2 to Wild - Recap

Minnesota needed a shootout to earn a 3-2 victory over Florida on Thursday in NHL action at BankAtlantic Center.

Minnesota was an underdog by +140 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went PUSH the consensus closing total of 5.

Matt Cullen clinched the win with a shootout goal in round 2 for the Wild. Minnesota got goals from Matt Cullen and Kyle Brodziak in the victory. Brodziak opened the scoring at 19:40 of the second period.

Niklas Backstrom turned in a 41-save effort for the Wild.

Florida got goals from Mikael Samuelsson and Sean Bergenheim in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Jose Theodore stopped 26 of 28 shots for the Panthers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

Minnesota scored 1 time on 3 chances on the power play, while Florida went 1-for-3 with the man advantage.

Minnesota lost the shots on goal battle to Florida by a margin of 43-28.

Minnesota heads into a battle against the Stars. Florida, meanwhile, will have their next action against Carolina.