Star Tribune’s Three Stars
1. Niklas Backstrom, Wild: Making his first start since Oct. 8, he stopped 33 of 36 shots, including several robberies.
2. Mikael Granlund, Wild: Assisted on two Jason Pominville goals; seven assists in 12 games after six in 27 games last year.
3. Marco Scandella, Wild: Assisted on Kyle Brodziak’s goal and drew a penalty that led to Zach Parise’s power-play goal.
By the numbers
19 Two-goal games, 23 game-winning goals for Pominville, playing his 600th game.
4 Power-play goals for Parise, tied for second in the NHL
2 Assists for Ryan Suter (first multi-point game).
7 Wild wins in past 21 meetings with Chicago (two in regulation).
|Washington||1||Top 6th Inning|
|Philadelphia||3||Top 6th Inning|
|Toronto||6||Bottom 5th Inning|
|Cincinnati||0||Top 5th Inning|
|Tampa Bay||2||Bottom 5th Inning|
|Chicago WSox||0||Top 3rd Inning|
|Detroit||1||Bottom 3rd Inning|
|Seattle||1||Top 3rd Inning|
|Pittsburgh||0||Bottom 3rd Inning|
|Milwaukee||1||Bottom 2nd Inning|
|Oakland - S. Gray||2:05 PM|
|Texas - Y. Gallardo|
|LA Angels - J. Weaver||3:05 PM|
|San Francisco - T. Lincecum|
|Colorado - K. Kendrick||3:10 PM|
|San Diego - J. Shields|
|Arizona - C. Anderson||3:10 PM|
|Los Angeles - B. Anderson|
|NY Yankees - A. Warren||7:05 PM|
|Boston - J. Kelly|
|Washington||87||4th Qtr 8:56|
|Tampa Bay||5:00 PM|
|Sporting Kansas City|
|New York City|