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Minnesota goalie Niklas Backstrom stops the puck against Florida Panthers left wing Marco Sturm (16) and center Jerred Smithson (25) during the first period Thursday night at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Genevieve Ross | Associated Press

Koivu's goal ices 3-2 Wild victory

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Mikko Koivu split two defenders and beat former teammate Jose Theodore 15 seconds into overtime to give the Minnesota Wild a 3-2 victory over the Florida Panthers on Thursday night.


Erik Christensen tied it for Minnesota with 31 seconds left in regulation.

Kyle Brodziak also scored for the Wild.

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