On the score sheet, Darroll Powe had one hit, one blocked shot and two penalties.
But Powe supplied the inspiration as the Wild , who had lost 15 of their previous 17 games and had scored just 27 goals in those games, rediscovered their offense and dumped the Dallas Stars 5-2 in the headline game of Hockey Day Minnesota on Saturday night at the Xcel Energy Center.
Powe and the Stars' Steve Ott tangled twice - one resulted in twin roughing penalties; one in twin fighting penalties - and the next thing you knew, the Wild had scored three goals in a franchise-record 59 seconds of the second period to take charge.
"Talk about individual efforts that can spark a team, that's about as good as it gets," Wild center Matt Cullen said. "That's a guy going out and leading his own way. That was huge for our team; you could feel the spirits lift on the bench."
Minnesota's season had turned into a slog of late, and the score was 1-1 when Powe and Ott first tangled midway through the second pe...