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Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom named NHL first star of the week

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Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom named NHL first star of the week

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Backstrom posted a 1.62 goals-against average and a .933 save percentage last week as the Wild moved within two points of the Northwest Division-leading Vancouver Canucks. Boston Bruins centre Marc Savard and Tampa Bay Lightning centre Brad Richards were named the second and third stars.

Savard and Richards each recorded two goals and seven assists in four games to lead the league in scoring last week.

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Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom named NHL first star of the week