STAR TRIBUNE'S THREE STARS

1. Marco Scandella, Wild: Scored his first NHL goal and was solid defensively.

2. Niklas Backstrom, Wild: Made 29 saves and was simply sharp.

3. Matt Cullen, Wild: Scored the fastest goal to open a Wild season in history (70 seconds).

BY THE NUMBERS

129 Power-play goals for Heatley (first in NHL since 2001).

59 Winning goals for Heatley (first in the NHL since 2001).

MICHAEL RUSSO