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Wild vs Capitals Final: 2-1 - Recap

The Wild beat Washington 2-1 on Thursday, earning a victory backstopped by Niklas Backstrom's Niklas BackstromSaves saves.

Bettors who backed the Wild were rewarded as +110 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 6.

Minnesota got goals from Chuck Kobasew and Mikko Koivu in the victory. Kobasew opened the scoring at 7:48 of the first period.

Niklas Backstrom turned in a 21-save effort for the Wild.

Alex Ovechkin scored for the Capitals, finding the net behind Niklas Backstrom.

Washington got a 15-stop effort from Michal Neuvirth in the loss.

On the power play, Minnesota went 1-for-4, while the Capitals were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.

Washington outshot Minnesota 22-17 in the game.

Minnesota heads into a battle against the Blackhawks. Washington, meanwhile, will have their next action against Calgary.