Star Tribune's Three Stars
1. Jean-Sebastien Giguere, Avalanche: 16 saves in third period.
2. Gabriel Landeskog, Avalanche: Colorado's young captain had an empty-net goal and two assists.
3. Erik Haula, Wild: In his NHL debut, the former Gopher had one assist, two shots and created many scoring chances.
By the numbers
3-for-29 Wild's power play past 10 games (10.3 percent)
73-32 Wild has been outshot in the first period the past six games.
6 Consecutive games the Wild has been scored on first.