STAR TRIBUNE'S THREE STARS
1. Kyle Brodziak, Wild: Notched his ninth career two-goal game (both on the power play).
2. Niklas Backstrom, Wild: Stopped 35 of 36 shots in his return from a groin injury.
3. Pierre-Marc Bouchard, Wild: Two assists and, like he did all road trip, forced oodles of turnovers with speed on the forecheck.
BY THE NUMBERS
6 Goals and 16 points for Mikko Koivu in the past 12 games.
43 Points for the Wild in 30 games (39 games last year).
20 Wins for the Wild; it took 40 games last season.