The big question now is who starts in goal Thursday in San Jose.

The Wild has a goaltending controversy, but only because of an embarrassment of riches.

After backup Josh Harding reeled off four victories in a row and was named the NHL's First Star of the Week, Niklas Backstrom made his first start in 12 days Tuesday night and shut out the Calgary Flames 3-0.

Backstrom made 41 saves, his most ever in a shutout, for his 23rd career blanking to lift the Wild to a fifth victory in a row -- Minnesota's longest winning streak since late 2009.

"I don't know that we could make a bad decision as a coaching staff right now as far as who we're going to put in net," coach Mike Yeo said.