Josh Harding was named the NHL's No. 1 star of the week Monday for giving up three goals in three wins for the Wild last week.

Good enough to remain the starting goaltender, right?


Harding will go back to the bench tonight to back up Niklas Backstrom when the Wild play the Flames in Calgary.

Harding is not complaining; he understands that Backstrom is Minnesota's regular goaltender.

"He's our go-to guy," Harding said Saturday before he defeated the St. Louis Blues 2-1 for his fourth straight victory. "I don't know if everyone hasn't realized it, but he's been having an unbelievable year, too. I think people are kind of forgetting about that."