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Calgary Falls 2-1 to Wild - Recap

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

Minnesota won as a -125 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Minnesota got goals from Martin Havlat and Cal Clutterbuck in the victory. Clutterbuck opened the scoring at 15:30 of the first period.

Niklas Backstrom stopped 33 of 34 Calgary shots in the victory.

Rene Bourque scored for the Flames, finding the net behind Niklas Backstrom.

Miikka Kiprusoff stopped 21 of 23 shots for the Flames, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Minnesota went 0-for-3, while the Flames were 1-for-4 with the man advantage.

Minnesota lost the shots on goal battle to Calgary by a margin of 34-23.

Minnesota heads into a battle against the Blue Jackets. Calgary, meanwhile, will have their next action against Colorado.