STAR TRIBUNE'S THREE STARS
1. Matt Cullen, Wild: Registered 15th career multiple-point game, first two-goal game and first three-point game since 2011. Won eight of 12 faceoffs.
2. Niklas Backstrom, Wild: Improved to 23-3-1 all-time vs. the Oilers and 4-1 in his past five in Edmonton with 27 saves.
3. Ryan Suter, Wild: Another solid game, one assist, three shots, plus-1.
BY THE NUMBERS
1 Regulation road victory in past 20 games for the Wild.
20 Career goals for Ryan Smyth vs. the Wild (third all-time).