STAR TRIBUNE’S THREE STARS

1. Zach Parise, Wild: Two goals, one assist, six shots; goals in consecutive games for the first time since Jan. 25-27.
 

2. Charlie Coyle, Wild: Spectacular effort set up Parise’s second goal, three hits, plus-2.
 

3. Mike Rupp, Wild: Fourth-liner created momentum with big fight, three hits and several forechecks.
 

By the numbers

10-6-3 Niklas Backstrom’s career record in the second game of back-to-back starts.

MICHAEL RUSSO