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Stephane Veilleux
Wild rallies, wins in a shootout over San Jose

ST. PAUL, Minn. It was a weird hockey game to say the least. In the third period Thursday night, the Wild was outshooting the San Jose Sharks by double yet somehow losing by two. Then, the Wild despite good looks all night on Antti Niemi, climbed back into the hockey game thanks to the playmaking of goal scorer Thomas Vanek and the goal scoring of checker Kyle Brodziak. Yes, Brodziak, who frustrated to no end last season because he generated scoring chance after scoring chance only to fail and fail some more, scored two third-period goals off exceptional Vanek setups as the Wild soared to a 4-3 shootout victory. Mikko Koivu, who had a goal, nine shots and won 22 of 28 faceoffs, scored in...