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Andrew Brunette (15) scored the Wild's only goal in a 2-1 shootout loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday in Helsinki. (Heikki Saukkomaa / Associated Press)

Wild lose in shootout in Finland


Andrew Brunette scored on a power play in the first period to give the Minnesota Wild the game's first goal, but the Carolina Hurricanes came back to beat win, 2-1 in a shootout today in Helsinki.

Finnish-born Tuomo Ruuto scored the game-tying goal in the second period for Carolina (2-0).

The Wild (0-1-1) leave Finland with one point to open the season.

Goaltender Niklas Backstrom made 36 saves for Minnesota, while Cam Ward had 41 for the Hurricanes.

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