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Peters’ goal, Backstrom and Hackett’s goaltending gives Wild 1-0 win over Blues

ST. LOUIS – Warren Peters scored the only goal and Nicklas Backstrom and Matt Hackett combined for the shutout in the Minnesota Wild’s 1-0 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night.

Peters scored at the 16:33 mark of the second period, beating Jaroslav Halak with a backhand shot from a tough angle on a break-in along the right side of the ice.

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Backstrom started the game and stopped 18 shots through two periods before being replaced by Matt Hackett, who stopped 14 shots for the Wild (2-0).

Halak made his first start of this pre-season and stopped 16 shots, but the Blues (2-1) outshot Minnesota 32-17 for the game and 14-1 in the third period.