STAR TRIBUNE'S THREE STARS
1. Jan Hejda, Avalanche: Defenseman had two points. He scored the eventual game-winner, then assisted on Colorado's final goal.
2. Ryan O'Reilly, Avalanche: His first-period goal tied the score 1-1. Then he got the assist on Hedja's game-winner.
3. Mikko Koivu, Wild: After missing four games because of a leg injury, he came back with an assist and was Minnesota's only plus player
BY THE NUMBERS
1 NHL teams that have followed a seven-game winning streak with a seven-game winless streak since Colorado did it in 1999.
10 Giveaways by the Wild.
26:04 Power-play time for the two teams combined.