Star Tribune's Three Stars
1. Niklas Backstrom, Wild: Thirty-three saves for his first shutout since Feb. 19, 2012.
2. Ryan Suter, Wild: Two assists in 28:29 of ice time.
3. Mikko Koivu, Wild: Two assists puts him and Suter in a tie for the team scoring lead (26 points).
By the numbers
12-4 Wild's record when it scores first.