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Wild use 3-goal 1st period to beat Ducks


ANAHEIM, Calif. (KTTC/AP) -- Matt Cullen and Jared Spurgeon scored 3:21 apart in the first period, Kyle Brodziak also found the net and Nicklas Backstrom made 32 saves in the Minnesota Wild's 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday night.

Defenseman Cam Fowler got his first two goals of the season for the Ducks, 1-5-2 since beating the Wild 3-2 in Minnesota on Oct. 27. The second one came with 48.5 seconds remaining on a screened wrist shot after Anaheim coach Randy Carlyle used his timeout.

Jonas Hiller was pulled by Carlyle at the end of the first period, after giving up three goals on 15 shots against an offense that managed only one shot on net in the first 17:15 of a 5-2 loss to Los Angeles on Saturday.

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