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Miettinen scores in SO to give Wild 5-4 win

Sep 30, 2009 - 2:16 AM 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.






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