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Anaheim vs Minnesota Recap - Wild Win 5-1

Anaheim vs Minnesota Recap - Wild Win 5-1

Hockey bettors who backed the Wild on the moneyline Friday didn’t have to sweat out a close game, as Minnesota easily handled Anaheim 5-1 at Xcel Energy Center.

Minnesota won as a -128 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Minnesota got goals from Matt Cullen, Martin Havlat, Eric Nystrom, Mikko Koivu, and Kyle Brodziak in the victory. Koivu opened the scoring at 5:01 of the first period.

Niklas Backstrom stopped 29 of 30 Anaheim shots in the victory.

Anaheim got a goal from Corey Perry in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Curtis McElhinney stopped 21 of 26 shots for the Ducks, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

Minnesota scored 2 times on 4 chances on the power play, while Anaheim went 0-for-5 with the man advantage.

Anaheim outshot Minnesota 30-26 in the game.

Minnesota looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Red Wings. The Ducks will aim to get back on the winning track at St. Louis.