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Wild earn 1st road victory of the season with 2-1 shootout win over Flames

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    Minnesota Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom, center, of Finland, and Clayton Stoner, right, watch the puck as they defend against Calgary Flames' Curtis Glencross during the second period of their NHL hockey game, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, in Calgary, Alberta. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)The Associated Press

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    Minnesota Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom, right, of Finland, dives towards the puck as Justin Falk, left, checks Calgary Flames' Tim Jackman during the first period of their NHL hockey game, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, in Calgary, Alberta. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)The Associated Press

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    Minnesota Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom, left, of Finland, blocks a shot from Calgary Flames' Matt Stajan during the first period of their NHL hockey game, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, in Calgary, Alberta. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)The Associated Press

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    Minnesota Wild's Nate Prosser, right, gets checked by Calgary Flames' Curtis Glencross during the first period of their NHL hockey game, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, in Calgary, Alberta. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)The Associated Press

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    Minnesota Wild's Nate Prosser, right, dodges a check from Calgary Flames' Steve Begin during the first period of their NHL hockey game, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, in Calgary, Alberta. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)The Associated Press

Mikko Koivu scored the winner in the shootout and the Minnesota Wild got their first road victory of the season with a 2-1 win over the Calgary Flames on Monday night.

With each team having scored once in the shootout, Koivu sped in on Leland Irving and made a sharp move to his forehand to beat the Flames goaltender.

Alex Tanguay was then stopped by the pad of Niklas Backstrom, sending the Flames to their eighth straight shootout defeat.

Kyle Brodziak scored late in the second period for Minnesota.

Jiri Hudler scored early in the third period for Calgary, which opened up a three-game homestand with the first in a stretch of six games in 10 days.