STAR TRIBUNE'S THREE STARS
1. Josh Harding, Wild: In relief of injured Niklas Backstrom, he stopped 22 shots in the final 40 minutes. He has a 1.96 goals-against average and .938 save percentage this season.
2. Kyle Brodziak, Wild: Go-ahead goal and cinching goal for eighth two-goal game.
3. Zach Parise, Devils: Like the potential free agent was auditioning for the Wild, one goal, one assist, eight shots.
BY THE NUMBERS
5 Assists for Backstrom in 299 games.
13 Shots blocked by Mike Lundin and Greg Zanon.
10 Wild wins when the opposition scores first (first in NHL).