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Niklas Backstrom sets Wild wins record

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Niklas Backstrom set the record for most wins by a Minnesota Wild goaltender on Wednesday when he earned his 114th victory with the franchise in a 5-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks.

Minnesota forward Antii Miettinen scored the game-winning goal early in the final period and the Wild held on for their fourth win in a row.

A win on Thursday against the St Louis Blues would give the Wild their second five-game winning streak of the season.

Vancouver pulled goalie Roberto Luongo in favor of Andrew Raycroft after he let in five goals on just 19 shots.

(Writing by Frank Pingue; Editing by Peter Rutherford)