ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Stu Barnes scored in the ninth shootout round Saturday night to give the Dallas Stars a 2-1 win over Minnesota.
Niklas Hagman got the Stars' only goal in regulation, as Dallas won its third straight.
Mikko Koivu scored for the Wild, which lost for the second time in their last three games. Niklas Backstrom had 22 saves in regulation and overtime, but gave up three goals on nine shots in the shootout to absorb his fourth straight loss.
Backstrom came on in the first period for starter Manny Fernandez, who had four saves before he left the ice with a sprained knee.