GAME 1 RECAP

STAR TRIBUNE’S THREE STARS

1. Ales Hemsky, Dallas: Played his first playoff game since the 2006 Stanley Cup Final with Edmonton. Set up Radek Faksa’s goal in the second period and thwarted Ryan Carter’s shorthanded chance when it was 2-0.

2. Devan Dubnyk, Wild: Kept the game much closer than it would have been, turning away 28 shots. He held Dallas off the scoreboard while Minnesota had just two shots in the first period.

3. Jason Spezza, Dallas: Gave Dallas a 2-0 lead in the second period on a fake shot and snipe. Had an assist on Patrick Eaves’ power play goal in third period.

BY THE NUMBERS

15-19-2 Wild’s all-time record without Zach Parise.

5-7-1 Wild’s record without Parise this season.

2 Shots for Minnesota in the first period, a franchise low for a playoff game.

0 Shots for the Wild on two power-play opportunities.

SEAN SHAPIRO, SPECIAL TO THE STAR TRIBUNE