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Wild stop Anaheim 2-1 in OT

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Antti Miettinen scored at 3:36 of overtime and Niklas Backstrom made 27 saves Wednesday night, lifting the Minnesota Wild to a 2-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks.

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Martin Havlat also added a goal for the Wild, who have won five of their last seven games.

Teemu Selanne scored for the Ducks, who also lost 2-1 on Tuesday night at Dallas. Backup goaltender Curtis McElhinney stopped 25 shots for Anaheim.

Miettinen scored off a rebound. Wild rookie Marco Scandella carried the puck up the ice and made the save shot. McElhinney made an initial save on Miettinen as well, but the rebound bounced off of Miettinen's chest and into the net.

The play was reviewed, but the goal stood.

Anaheim controlled much of the final period, outshooting the Wild 16-2 in the third.

After a scoreless first period, Selenne's power-play goal at 4:56 of the second gave Anaheim a 1-0 lead.

Havlat tied the game at 1 less than two minutes later. While below the goal line, Havlat backhanded the puck at the net. The puck sneaked between the post and McElhinney's skate for Havlat's second goal of the season and his eighth point in the past seven games.

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Pioneer staff reports
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