Star Tribune's Three Stars

1. Jason Pominville, Wild: Former Buffalo captain had three assists, giving him 22 since Nov. 16, tied for first in the NHL over that span.

2. Matt Dumba, Wild: In his first game since Nov. 28, goal, plus-3 and first pro fight.

3. Erik Haula, Wild: Scored, three shots and an assist on Kyle Brodziak's shorthander.

By the numbers

8 Times the Sabres have been shut out.

14 Shots by Thomas Vanek and Zach Parise.