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Backstrom practicing, could start Friday vs. Oilers

  • Blog Post by: Michael Russo
  • November 25, 2011 - 7:42 AM

I'll be on KFAN Friday morning from 9:15-9:55 live from the Buffalo Wild Wings in West St. Paul. (1458 South Robert Street)

Happy Thanksgiving everybody!

Niklas Backstrom, who missed Wednesday's game against Nashville due to a personal matter, is practicing today, which means he'd be available to start Friday vs. the Edmonton Oilers.

The Wild has beaten Edmonton 17 consecutive times at home.

Backstrom is 20-2-1 with a 1.66 GAA, a .938 SV% and four shutouts in 25 starts against the Oilers…At home he is 15-0-0 with a 1.19 GAA, a .954 SV% and four shutouts.

Remember, the faceoff is 3 p.m. (originally 1 p.m.) to get out of the exclusive NBC TV window.

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