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Nicklas Backstrom backstops Wild to a 2-1 win over the Stars

The victory helped the Wild avoid a season sweep at the hands of the Stars, who topped Minnesota twice in shootouts earlier this season.

Marty Turco took the loss for Dallas despite 38 saves in regulation and overtime, while Backstrom earned his first win against the Stars this season after going 0-1-2 in the previous three contests.

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