STAR TRIBUNE'S THREE STARS
1. Marian Gaborik, Wild: After scoring one goal in the first 10 games, Gaborik has three in the past two, including two goals and an assist Saturday in his second game back following a two-game absence because of a groin injury.
2. Niklas Backstrom, Wild: In his return from a groin injury, he made 23 saves to improve to 6-1 with a 1.86 goals against average.
3. Kurtis Foster, Wild: Improving defenseman had a big night with six hits and his first NHL fight with Eric Nystrom.
BY THE NUMBERS
19-0-2 The Wild's record when Gaborik scores three points.
3 Consecutive games with a point (all assists) for Wild defenseman Brent Burns, tying a career high.
7 Goals in the past 10 games for Brian Rolston, who scored on a slapshot only 2:28 into the game.
|Cincinnati - WP: A. Simon||4||FINAL|
|Chicago Cubs - LP: J. Samardzija||1|
|St. Louis - LP: M. Wacha||1||FINAL|
|Washington - WP: G. Gonzalez||3|
|Milwaukee - WP: K. Lohse||5||FINAL|
|Pittsburgh - LP: C. Morton||3|
|Toronto - WP: S. Delabar||3||FINAL|
|Cleveland - LP: M. Rzepczynski||2|
|LA Angels - WP: J. Weaver||11||FINAL|
|Detroit - LP: D. Smyly||6|
|Atlanta - WP: A. Harang||6||FINAL|
|NY Mets - LP: J. Niese||0|
|Baltimore - WP: C. Tillman||8||FINAL|
|Boston - LP: J. Lackey||4|
|NY Yankees - LP: A. Warren||5||FINAL|
|Tampa Bay - WP: J. McGee||11|
|Seattle - LP: Y. Medina||4||FINAL|
|Miami - WP: S. Cishek||8|
|Chicago WSox - LP: F. Paulino||0||FINAL|
|Texas - WP: M. Perez||12|
|Minnesota - LP: R. Nolasco||0||FINAL|
|Kansas City - WP: J. Vargas||5|
|Philadelphia - LP: J. Pettibone||1||FINAL|
|Colorado - WP: T. Chatwood||12|
|Houston||3||Bottom 7th Inning|
|San Francisco - LP: M. Cain||1||FINAL|
|San Diego - WP: T. Ross||2|
|Arizona||1||Bottom 8th Inning|
Poll: Can the Wild rally to win its playoff series against Colorado?