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When Nystrom racked up his 16th goal from the slot at 3:53 of the second period against the team that traded him to Dallas earlier in the season, Wild coach Mike Yeo replaced Backstrom with Matt Hackett.
From there, the Stars went on to complete their first three-game winning streak since Dec. 10-15.
NOTES: Dallas rookie D Philip Larsen was struck in the helmet by a slap shot off the stick of Minnesota's Matt Cullen with 2:50 left in the second period. Larsen went to the locker room for treatment and was done for the night. ... Lehtonen has started 15 of Dallas' last 17 games. ... C Jamie Benn (leg), LW Brenden Morrow (neck, shoulder) and C Jake Dowell (finger) were out for Dallas. ... Minnesota was without C Mikko Koivu (undisclosed), D Mike Lundin (lower body), G Josh Harding (undisclosed injury), D Clayton Stoner (leg), LW Pierre-Marc Bouchard (concussion) and RW Carson McMillan (lower body). ... With Monday's deadline approaching, several Stars have been mentioned as trade targets, including Morrow, LW Steve Ott, RW Michael Ryder and C Mike Ribeiro. ... Minnesota is 4-2-2 in the second game of back-to-backs.
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