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All but one Wild player was away from the ice through Monday, but Niklas Backstrom represented the Wild at the All-Star Game in Montreal. This page served as a home for all things Backstrom, as Wild.com chronicled the goaltender's first All-Star experience. As for his contribution to the box score, Backstrom, who will return to the Twin Cities in time for a Monday afternoon practice, made 17 saves in a 21-shot second period.

Backstrom Field Reports
Twitter/mnwild NHL.com video
We checked in with Backstrom throughout the weekend, including just before the game on Sunday, and his thoughts can be found here. Bill Robertson, Wild Vice President of Broadcasting and Communications, frequently updated his Twitter page. Click for: http://twitter.com/mnwild.
All-Star Game video
NHL Network, VERSUS and NHL.com team up for game highlights and much more.

Of note: Elimination Competition
The 25:38 video includes all of Backstrom's Saturday highlights


: In Montreal - Follow Nik's weekend in pictures (gallery)
: Montreal the reunion point for Backstrom, Rinne                               (NHL.com | Jan. 24 | 1:52 PM)
: Hard work, focus has made Backstrom an All-Star                           (NHL.com | Jan. 23 | 9:00 AM)
: All-Star goalies get to pick their poison                                                (NHL.com | Jan. 23 | 7:12 PM)

Special Delivery - Backstrom receives All-Star Game jersey (gallery)
While the team was in Philadelphia, the Flyers PR staff snapped a few on-the-spot images

Flashback: 2008-09 Season in Pictures (gallery)
From October 2008 through Jan. 6, 2009 here are 14 top shots from the season to date

Flashback: Niklas Backstrom highlights (Wild TV)
Dating back to Oct. 7, 2006, Wild TV has hundreds of saves through the present

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NHL.com's 2009 All-Star Home page