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Bryzgalov Posts Second Shutout With Wild

Created: 04/05/2014 10:02 PM KSTP.com

Cody McCormick had a goal and an assist and Ilya Bryzgalov stopped all 20 shots he faced as the Minnesota Wild beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-0 Saturday night.

Erik Haula, Mikko Koivu, and Stephane Veilleux also scored for the Wild, who maintained a five-point cushion over Dallas for the seventh playoff spot in the Western Conference.

Bryzgalov posted his second shutout since being acquired by the Wild on March 4. He was steady throughout and made a pair of outstanding saves in the second period to keep the shutout intact.

First he sprawled to his right to rob James Neal with a stick save. A few minutes later, he kicked out his right leg just in time to stuff Lee Stempniak, who was alone at the left post after a rebound off the back boards had bounced out to him.

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Minnesota Wild goalie Ilya Bryzgalov (30), of Russia, deflects a shot by Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz (14) during the first period.
Photo: AP/Ann Heisenfelt

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