STARS 4, WILD 1
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Radek Faksa, Roope Hintz and Joel L'Esperance scored in a span of 2:22 early in the second period, and Dallas hung on to beat Minnesota after goalie Ben Bishop got hurt.
Anton Khudobin stopped 14 of the 15 shots he faced in relief of Bishop, who made seven saves and established a franchise record by stretching his scoreless streak to 240:53 before exiting with a lower-body injury.
Alexander Radulov added an empty-netter for the Stars, who have won six of their last seven games - five in regulation.
Jason Zucker had the only goal for the Wild, who took a big hit in the Western Conference wild-card race with their third consecutive loss. They're in ninth place with 74 points and 11 games to go, trailing Arizona by three points for the final spot.
Minnesota is 1-6-3 in its last 10 home games since Jan. 19.
The Stars, meanwhile, moved into a tie with St. Louis for third place in the Central Division with 79 points. They have 12 games remaining, as do the Blues.
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