STAR TRIBUNE'S THREE STARS
1. Niklas Backstrom, Wild: In relief of Josh Harding, he made 11 of his 28 saves in the third period.
2. Tom Gilbert, Wild: Bloomington native played another strong two-way game and assisted on Cal Clutterbuck's goal.
3. Matt Cullen, Wild: Scored his first goal of the season and the shootout deciding goal.
BY THE NUMBERS
4 Consecutive games with a point for Gilbert, one short of career high.
30 Career shootout goals for Zach Parise.
20 Career shootout goals for Cullen.