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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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World Junior Championships 3 Stars: Bruveris, Lysell, and Andrae Star On Day 4

It was a shorter day of action at the World Junior Championship with just two games. Tony Ferrari looked at three standout performances from Friday.

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The Florida Panthers made some significant moves this off-season to re-shape their roster. But can they be as good as last year?

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World Junior Roundup: Sweden Crushes Austria, Slovakia Scores Important Win

Sweden had no issue handling Austria, while Slovakia got the extra point in a big contest against Latvia on a quieter day at the World Junior Championship.