STAR TRIBUNE'S THREE STARS
1. Niklas Backstrom, Wild: Made 38 saves and is 5-2-1 in his past eight starts with a 1.36 goals-against average and .953 save percentage.
2. Pavel Datsyuk, Red Wings: Scored a goal in the shootout, created chances and foiled many chances defensively.
3. Martin Havlat, Wild: Had six shots and third-period tying breakaway goal was 500th career point and team-leading 50th this year.
BY THE NUMBERS
10-4-1 Wild's record the past 15 games, 5-1-1 in the past seven at home.
18-9-2 Wild's record the past 29 games in which it held opponents to a goal or fewer 14 times.
262 Players who have played 1,000 games (Detroit's Todd Bertuzzi became the latest Sunday).