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Niklas Backstrom stops 25 shots to help Minnesota blank lowly Edmonton 3-0

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Niklas Backstrom stops 25 shots to help Minnesota blank lowly Edmonton 3-0

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Mikko Koivu and Branko Radivojevic scored power-play goals for Minnesota, which reached 100 points for the first time in franchise history. Kurtis Foster scored the team's first even-strength goal in four games, and Marian Gaborik added two assists.

The loss was the fifth straight for Edmonton, and eighth in a row on the road. The Oilers have lost 17 of 18, and have been outscored 65-21 in that stretch.

It was an important two points for Minnesota, which concludes its regular season at home against Edmonton on Thursday and St. Louis on Saturday. The Wild entered the night three points behind Vancouver in the Northwest Division, but two points ahead of Calgary for seventh place in the conference standings.

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Niklas Backstrom stops 25 shots to help Minnesota blank lowly Edmonton 3-0