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Minnesota Wild goalie Josh Harding, right, makes a save on Washington Capitals’ center Michael Latta in the second period Thursday at Verizon Center in Washington. Reuters

Wild fall in shootout


WASHINGTON — With both teams riding three-game winning streaks, something had to give when the Minnesota Wild took on the Washington Capitals on Thursday night in the nation’s capital.

It took more than 65 minutes and a shootout to decide it, but the Capitals skated away with a 3-2 victory when center Nicklas Backstrom snapped a wrist shot past past Wild goaltender Josh Harding for the only goal of the shootout.

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