sTAR tRIBUNE'S tHREE STARS
1. Niklas Backstrom, Wild: In a game the Wild was outshot 31-20, he made 30 saves.
2. Marian Hossa, Blackhawks: Two-way star scored the winning goal late in the second period.
3. Ray Emery, Blackhawks: Backup improved to 15-1 with the 20-save shutout.
By the numbers
6 Games of 30-plus minutes for Ryan Suter with the Wild (32:23 Tuesday).
5 Losses in the past seven games for the Wild since it won seven in a row.
6-0-3 The Blackhawks' record in their past nine games vs. the Wild.