STAR TRIBUNE'S THREE STARS
1. Joel Ward, Predators: Scored the winning goal 3:13 into the game, had an assist and six shots.
2. Martin Erat, Predators: Skilled winger had a goal and an assist.
3. David Legwand, Predators: Nashville lifer assisted on two goals.
BY THE NUMBERS
10 Minor penalties the past 11 games for Brent Burns.
13-2 Predators' goal margin in the past nine periods vs. Minnesota.
60 Times in 68 games the Wild's been outshot (32-23-5).