STAR TRIBUNE’S THREE STARS
1. Darcy Kuemper, Wild: Pulled in four of his past six home starts, he made 34 saves.
2. Mikko Koivu, Wild: Power-play goal, an assist, won 14 faceoffs.
3. Thomas Vanek, Wild: Worked well with Kyle Brodziak and Justin Fontaine, an assist, three shots.
By the numbers
16 Wild skaters with a shot
17 game assist drought snapped by Nino Niederreiter
2 penalties this season for Jared Spurgeon (1 Friday)
11 games in a row without a Wild 2-goal lead until Friday.
7-7-4 Wild’s record in the past 18 games