Stars beat Backstrom three times in shootout to earn 4-3 win over Wild

Zubov and Jokinen scored on their shootout attempts before Minnesota’s Brian Rolston answered.

Ribeiro clinched the victory when he faked to his right, and took a shot to his left that beat Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom.

Dallas, 2-0 in shootouts this season, improved to 14-1 in the tiebreaker the past two seasons.

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Rolston, Mikko Koivu and Petteri Nummelin had goals for the Wild, who have lost four in a row.

Jokinen’s seventh goal of the season tied it with 4:17 left. Philippe Boucher and Loui Eriksson added goals for Dallas.

Minnesota has won just four times in 16 games.