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Wild hold on to defeat Canes

The Minnesota Wild held off a rally on Saturday night to get past the Carolina Hurricanes by a final score of 5-4.

The Wild got the victory as -145 home favorites in this contest, while the combined score went well OVER the night's posted total (5.5).

Marian Gaborik scored twice in the win for Minnesota, while Mark Parrish, Pierre-Marc Bouchard, and Pavol Demitra scored once apiece. Niklas Backstrom had 22 saves on the night.

Justin Williams, Ray Whitney, Eric Staal, and Andrew Ladd scored for the Canes. Cam Ward allowed three goals on eight shots in the first period before getting the hook.