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Backstrom and Wild stop Bruins

Niklas Backstrom stopped 29 shots in leading the Minnesota Wild to a 2-1 win over the Boston Bruins Thursday night.

Minnesota won the game as -130 favorites on the road and the final score fell well UNDER the posted over/under (5.5).

Pierre-Marc Bouchard had a goal and an assist, and Brian Rolston scored the other marker.

Tim Thomas stopped 30-of-32 shots in a losing effort for Boston and Brandon Bochenski scored the lone goal.