Rolston, Koivu and Petteri Nummelin scored for Minnesota.
Backman had 21 saves for the Wild, who have won just four times in
"It's frustrating," Minnesota right wing Mark Parrish said.
"You go out there and work your hardest and try to lay it all out
there. Right now points are tough to come by for us."
Koivu gave Minnesota a 3-2 lead at 1:54 of the third. Parrish
thought he extended the Wild's lead with about five minutes left
when Turco made an apparent kick save on his shot.
Minnesota thought it had a goal, but play was never stopped for
a review. Jokinen tied the game a minute later.
"They didn't look at it. The referee didn't ask for it,"
Minnesota coach Jacques Lemaire said. "We can't rely on the
building to review it. Maybe in our building, yes, but not
Minnesota, shut out by Detroit on Friday, had scored just one
goal in its last two losses.
Nummelin put the Wild on the board first when he flipped the
puck past Turco from the high slot at 2:36 of the first.
Dallas tied it 48 seconds later on Boucher's slap shot between
Backstrom's legs. It was Boucher's seventh goal of the season.
Eriksson gave the Stars a 2-1 lead with a power-play goal at
8:56 of the second.
Rolston, who was stopped on a breakaway about a minute earlier,
beat Turco with a shot from the left circle to tie it 2-2 with 55
seconds remaining in the second. It was his 13th goal of the
Minnesota RW Marian Gaborik missed his 19th straight game
(groin) and C Pavol Demitra (concussion) sat out for the sixth
straight game. ... Dallas LW Brenden Morrow (groin) and D Trevor
Daley (concussion) were each sidelined for the fourth consecutive
contest. ... Rolston, the Wild's leading scorer, had just three
goals in his previous 15 games.
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Arena: American Airlines Center Location: Dallas, Texas
Referees: Dennis LaRue, Michael McGeough Linesmen: Andy McElman, Lyle Seitz