STAR TRIBUNE'S THREE STARS
1. Tim Thomas, Panthers: Two-time Vezina Trophy winner made 30 saves and another two in the shootout.
2. Jonas Brodin, Wild: Third goal in nine games after two in 45 last year.
3. Josh Harding, Wild: His breakaway save on Kris Versteeg was one of 21 saves on the night.
BY THE NUMBERS
5 5-on-5 goals allowed by the Wild (first in the NHL).
2.11 Goals per game by the Wild (tied for 24th).
1.11 Goals-against average by Harding (first in NHL, yet his record is 3-2-1).