After making the playoffs last season the Wild felt they didn't need to make big changes to their roster.

They liked the core that was in place with Zach Parise Mikko Koivu Ryan Suter and Jason Pominville.

But they did feel as though they needed some supplementary pieces. In came Matt Cooke and Nino Niederreiter. After that they said they needed some young players who hadn't proven much -- such as Mathew Dumba and Justin Fontaine -- to take the next step.

On Saturday night those four new faces came through.

Each recorded a goal to lead the Wild in their first rout of the season a 5-1 shellacking of division rival Dallas at the Xcel Energy Center. It was their second win of the season and second in as many games.
"Tonight was a step in the right direction for us with the young guys getting on the board and chipping in and the older guys leading the way playing the right way spending time in the offensive zone" Cooke said. "That was our first full 60 minute game."

Fontaine scored his first NHL goal 12 seconds into the game a franchise record for fastest goal to start a game and Dumba scored his first NHL goal in the second period as the Wild took advantage of sustained offensive pressure and a shaky goalie.

They were the fourth Wild duo to score their first career NHL goal in the same game.

Both said they kept the puck and plan on keeping it in a safe place back home.

But both acknowledged the result wasn't a surprise. After the Wild felt as though they outplayed each opponent despite just one win entering Saturday it was only a matter of time Fontaine figured. He was just happy he and the new faces were a part of the equation.

"If you're going to ... outshoot teams by 10-plus shots they're bound to go in" Fontaine said after the Wild outshot the Stars 36-19. "You've just got to keep sticking to the system keep throwing them on net and you're going to put up five like we did tonight."

Niederrieter's goal was his first since December 2 2011 after he was relegated to the American Hockey League by the New York Islanders last season. Combining his mark with Fontaine's and Dumba's it was a big night for the youngsters. And it came on the heels of another good night Thursday in the team's first win.