Michael Russo has covered the National Hockey League since 1995. He has covered the Minnesota Wild for the Star Tribune since 2005, after 10 years of covering the Florida Panthers for the Sun-Sentinel. He uses “Russo’s Rants” to feed a wide-ranging hockey-centric discussion with readers, and can be heard weekly on KFAN (100.3 FM) radio and seen weekly on Fox Sports North.

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Backstrom back in goal

Posted by: Michael Russo under Wild coaching, Wild pregame skate Updated: November 10, 2011 - 12:46 PM

Nik Backstrom will be back in goal tonight in San Jose, two days after he shut out Calgary 3-0 with 41 saves.

Josh Harding was the NHL's First Star last week after four consecutive victories, but clearly Backstrom didn't lose his edge watching from the bench.

With a back-to-back in L.A. and Anaheim on Saturday and Sunday, you'd have to figure the goalies will split games in SoCal.

I'll have a few more updates when practice ends ...

 

 

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