St. Paul, MN (Sports Network) - Niklas Backstrom stopped 33 shots to notch his
first shutout of the season, as the Minnesota Wild blanked the San Jose
Sharks, 2-0, on Saturday at Xcel Energy Center.
Zach Parise and Jared Spurgeon each scored once, with Mikko Koivu and Ryan
Suter adding a pair of helpers apiece to help the Wild extend their season-
high winning streak to five games.
Antti Niemi allowed both goals on 24 shots for the Sharks, who have lost
three of four on a five-game road trip that wraps up Monday in Anaheim.
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