STAR TRIBUNE'S THREE STARS
1. Matt Cullen, Wild: Two assists (16 points in the past 20 games) and seven shots.
2. Ryan Suter, Wild: Three assists and now has 20, second in the NHL among defensemen.
3. P.A. Parenteau, Avalanche: Scored twice.
By the NUMBERS
3 Wild goals, on 19 shots, in the second period (season highs).
6 Consecutive games the Wild has scored first (9-4 this season when scoring first).