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Wild 5, Flyers 4, SO

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:51 AM

Associated Press

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Wild 5, Flyers 4, SO
Minnesota Wild 5, Philadelphia Flyers 4

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -Antti Miettinen scored the deciding goal in a shootout to give the Minnesota Wild a 5-4 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers in the final preseason game for both teams on Tuesday.

Mikko Koivu and Martin Havlat also scored shootout goals for the Wild, which snapped a three game losing streak. Danny Briere and Mike Richards had the shootout goals for the Flyers.

Havlat, Brent Burns, Cal Clutterbuck, and James Sheppard had regulation goals for the Wild. Richards, Briere, Claude Giroux, and Mika Pyorala scored for the Flyers.

Niklas Backstrom had 35 saves for the Wild before stopping Simon Gagne and Jeff Carter in the shootout.

Philadelphia's Ray Emery stopped 10 of 11 shots before being replaced by Johan Backlund late in the second period. He saved 10 of 13.

After Sheppard put the Wild ahead 4-3 on a shot that bounced off Philadelphia's Ryan Parent into the net at 15:20, Briere pulled the Flyers even by scoring from in close at 16:56.

Koivu, who had two assists, and linemate Andrew Brunette made their first appearancers of the preseason after being sidelined with leg injuries. Minnesota right winger Petr Sykora returned after missing three games with an ankle injury.

The Flyers open the regular season at Carolina on Friday. Minnesota opens at Columbus on Saturday.

scoring summary
1st Period
05:23
PHI
Claude Giroux (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Matthew Carle (1)
2 - 0 PHI
15:42
PHI
Mika Pyorala (1) Snap shot - ASST: Mike Richards (1)
2 - 0 PHI
2nd Period
09:02
MIN
PPG - Marty Havlat (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Mikko Koivu (1), Brent Burns (1)
2 - 1 PHI
15:36
MIN
Brent Burns (1) Slapshot - ASST: James Sheppard (1), Mikko Koivu (2)
2 - 2 Tie
3rd Period
01:05
PHI
Mike Richards (1) Snap shot - ASST: Simon Gagne (1), Braydon Coburn (1)
3 - 2 PHI
02:57
MIN
PPG - Cal Clutterbuck (1) Snap shot - ASST: Pierre-Marc Bouchard (1), Kim Johnsson (1)
3 - 3 Tie
15:20
MIN
James Sheppard (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Brent Burns (2)
4 - 3 MIN
16:56
PHI
Daniel Briere (1) Wrap-around - ASST: Jeff Carter (1)
4 - 4 Tie
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
NONE
penalty summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
NONE
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
NONE
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