Game recap

Star Tribune's Three Stars

1. Olli Maatta, Penguins: Rookie defenseman, 19, scored a goal and an assist and was plus-3.

2. Matt Niskanen, Penguins: Virginia, Minn., native (Pittsburgh's only top-6 D) had a goal and assist.

3. Sidney Crosby, Penguins: First NHLer to 50 points (51, with two assists).

By the numbers

0-for-6 Wild on 5-on-3s this year (1:46 Thursday).

6 Penalty-shot goals allowed on 15 chances in Wild history.

9 Points in six all-time games for Crosby against the Wild.

5 Game assist streak for Ryan Suter.