GAME RECAP

 

STAR TRIBUNE’S THREE STARS

1. Alex Ovechkin, Capitals: NHL’s leading goal scorer (34 in 51 games) registered his 14th career hat trick; 10 shots.

2. Nicklas Backstrom, Capitals: Ovi’s longtime sidekick had three assists.

3. Matt Dumba, Wild: Assist extended point streak to five games; 15 shot attempts.

 

BY THE NUMBERS

0-8-1 Devan Dubnyk’s record in the past nine starts (winless since Jan. 9).

5 Goals in the past eight games for Charlie Coyle.

598 Career points for Zach Parise (two assists).

17 Hat tricks all-time against the Wild.

13-3 Wild goal deficit in the past five second periods.

MICHAEL RUSSO