- January 1, 2012 - 7:53 AM
STAR TRIBUNE'S THREE STARS
1. Radim Vrbata, Coyotes: Scored two goals 2:01 apart early in the third period and was plus-3.
2. Curtis McElhinney, Coyotes: Made 13 of his 29 saves during a third-period pushback by the Wild.
3. Matt Cullen, Wild: Scored the Wild's 14th all-time penalty-shot goal and had two points.
BY THE NUMBERS
2 Goals against and penalty that led to a goal for Wild defenseman Greg Zanon.
5-4 Wild's record in its traditional New Year's Eve home game.
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