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Recap: Ottawa 4, Wild 3 (SO)

  • October 11, 2011 - 11:28 PM

GAME RECAP

STAR TRIBUNE'S THREE STARS

1. Chris Neil, Ottawa: Scored one goal, had one assist and had eight hits. The Wild had no answer.

2. Niklas Backstrom, Wild: OK, discount the awful shootout. He made 41 saves through 65 minutes.

3. Peter Regin, Senators: Back from injury, he had two assists, five shots and won 10 of 17 faceoffs.

BY THE NUMBERS

12-25 Backstrom's shootout record.

.568 Backstrom's shootout save percentage (worst in NHL, minimum 68 shots).

1 Point for former Senator Dany Heatley in his first game in Ottawa as a Wild player.

6 Game-high blocked shots for Wild defenseman Nick Schultz.

MICHAEL RUSSO

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