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[December 18, 2014]  Dec 17 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Wednesday's National Hockey League games:

Bruins 3, Wild 2 (OT)

Left winger Loui Eriksson scored in overtime as Boston snapped a three-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over Minnesota.

Carl Soderberg and Patrice Bergeron also scored for a Boston team that had lost six of the previous seven games. Goalie Niklas Svedberg, back in the net after a five-game layoff, stopped 35 Minnesota shots in the win.

The Wild out-shot the Bruins by a wide margin, getting goals from center Kyle Brodziak and right winger Jason Pominville but were unable to put anther puck past Svedberg. Goalie Niklas Backstrom had 22 saves for Minnesota.

The winning goal came when Eriksson received a cross ice-pass and slapped the puck behind Backstrom, who had been pulled out of position. It was the scorer's second goal in three games.

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Senators 2, Devils 0

Goaltender Craig Anderson stopped 34 shots, many of which were highlight-reel variety, to secure his third shutout of the season as Ottawa topped a slumping New Jersey.

Kyle Turris scored both of Ottawa's goals, while the loss was the fifth straight and sixth in seven games for New Jersey. (Editing by Cameron French/John O'Brien)

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