GAME 3 RECAP

STAR TRIBUNE’S THREE STARS

1. Jason Pominville, Wild: Two goals and an assist in a breakthrough game for the veteran winger.

2. Mikael Granlund, Wild: Sparked Wild with hustle; four blocked shots and four takeaways.

3. Chris Porter, Wild: Got his team back in the game with a first-period goal that started the comeback.

BY THE NUMBERS

399: 14 Minutes and seconds since the Wild last had a lead in a playoff game — Game 6 in the first round against St. Louis last year — before Pominville’s second-period goal.

26 Seconds into the game Patrick Sharp scored for Dallas, the fastest playoff goal against the Wild.

 

The quote

“They play for each other, and that’s why they are a very good line.”

— Wild coach John Torchetti, on the Pominville-Erik Haula-Nino Niederreiter line

Chris Miller