ST. PAUL, Minn. - Thomas Vanek scored on a power play, a pair of firsts this season for Minnesota, and the Wild stayed unbeaten at home with a 4-1 victory over the Dallas Stars on Saturday night.
Mikael Granlund and Matt Dumba scored in a three-goal second period for the Wild, but Vanek's snap shot off a behind-the-goal-line pass from Zach Parise with 57 seconds left before the intermission drew the loudest roar from the crowd.
Nino Niederreiter added another power-play goal, a slick between-the-skates tip-in of Ryan Suter's feed in the third period.
Vernon Fiddler scored for the Stars, just 7 seconds after Dumba's goal, but they were outshot 30-20. The Wild have outshot every opponent this season, by a whopping total of 350 to 229.