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.