Star Tribune's three stars

1. Ryan Suter, Wild: The high-priced defenseman's goal with 54 seconds left in regulation forced overtime.

2. Mikko Koivu, Wild: The team captain set up the tying goal, and scored the winner in overtime.

3. Torrey Mitchell, Wild: Led an inspired fourth line to some strong play, and scored a first-period goal.

By the numbers

7 Length of the Wild winning streak and the Coyotes' losing streak.

12 Consecutive starts for Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom, who is second in the NHL with 18 victories.

Chris Miller