Cullen, Christensen lift Wild to win over Panthers
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Matt Cullen and Erik Christensen scored in the shootout to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 3-2 win over the Florida Panthers on Thursday night.
Cullen and Kyle Brodziak scored in regulation, Dany Heatley had two assists, and Niklas Backstrom stopped 41 shots for the Wild.
Christensen scored the first goal in the shootout, followed by Cullen. Backstrom stopped Kris Versteeg and Sean Bergenheim to seal the win. Cullen is 7-for-13 in shootout attempts this season.
The Wild won for just the second time in nine games.
Bergenheim and Mikael Samuelsson scored for the Panthers, who got 26 saves from Jose Theodore made 26 saves. Florida has lost four straight.
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