STAR TRIBUNE'S THREE STARS
1. Patrick Marleau, San Jose: Two power-play goals in the second for the longtime Sharks star.
2. Antti Niemi, San Jose: Made 21 saves on 22 shots.
3. Brent Burns, San Jose: Strong defensively and also had an assist in his first game against his former team.
BY THE NUMBERS
27 Consecutive successful penalty kills for the Wild until Marleau's first goal.
0-4-3 The Wild's record when surrendering a power-play goal, compared to 8-0 when it doesn't.
33 Saves by Wild goalie Niklas Backstom, in net for the second consecutive game.