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Game recap: Wild 4, Phoenix 1

  • December 10, 2011 - 11:23 PM

GAME RECAP

STAR TRIBUNE'S THREE STARS

1. Kyle Brodziak, Wild: Notched his ninth career two-goal game (both on the power play).

2. Niklas Backstrom, Wild: Stopped 35 of 36 shots in his return from a groin injury.

3. Pierre-Marc Bouchard, Wild: Two assists and, like he did all road trip, forced oodles of turnovers with speed on the forecheck.

BY THE NUMBERS

6 Goals and 16 points for Mikko Koivu in the past 12 games.

43 Points for the Wild in 30 games (39 games last year).

20 Wins for the Wild; it took 40 games last season.

MICHAEL RUSSO

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