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Wild beat Flames in shootout

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Brent Burns and Antti Miettinen scored in a shootout to give the Minnesota Wild a 2-1 victory over Calgary Flames on Thursday night.

Chuck Kobasew opened the scoring for Minnesota on a power play in the first period, and Nigel Dawes tied it in the second.

Minnesota goalie Niklas Backstrom stopped 27 of 28 shots he faced before leaving in the third period after being hit in the neck by David Moss' slap shot.

Wade Dubielewicz made five saves in relief of Backstrom, then turned aside Jarome Iginla and Dawes in the shootout.

Miikka Kiprusoff made 23 saves for Calgary.

NOTES: The Wild have three straight games in Calgary to improve to 6-18-4 at the Pengrowth Saddledome. ... Calgary defenseman Jay Bouwmeester extended the NHL's longest current consecutive games streak to 423.