Wild vs Stars Final: 5-1 - Recap
|Wild vs Stars Final: 5-1 - Recap|
Dallas couldn't hang with the Wild on Saturday as Minnesota blasted the Stars 5-1 at Xcel Energy Center.
Minnesota won as a -165 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Minnesota got goals from Matt Cooke, Zach Parise, Nino Niederreiter, Justin Fontaine, and Mathew Dumba in the victory. Fontaine opened the scoring at 0:12 of the first period.
Josh Harding turned in a 18-save effort for the Wild.
Dallas got a goal from Jordie Benn in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Dan Ellis stopped 31 of 36 shots for the Stars, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Minnesota went 2-for-4, while the Stars were 1-for-3 with the man advantage.
Minnesota outshot Dallas 36-19 in the game.
Next game, Minnesota takes its act on the road to face Buffalo looking for another win. For Dallas, they head on the road to face Colorado.