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Niklas Backstrom and the Minnesota Wild were fed up. With the way the Edmonton Oilers were playing against them. With two losses in a row to their soon-to-be-former division rival. With an eight-game losing streak that sent them tumbling out of first place in the NHL. Dany Heatley scored his third goal in four games to help the Wild snap out of their skid and beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 on Thursday night in a snippy game from start to finish. ''At some point, enough is enough,'' Backstrom said. Even he, the stone-faced goalie, got riled up. ''We get run over two or three times every game and keep hearing it's an accident. So, you know, I think we're smarter than that. It's not by accident.'' Oilers left wing Ryan Smyth even took a swing at Backstrom during the final skirmish of the night as the game ended. ''He slashed me four times before that, so I had a lot of things to catch up on,'' Backstrom said in his usual deadpan. Mikko Koivu, Jarod Palmer and Pierre-Marc Bouchard...
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