Star Tribune’s Three Stars

1. Mikael Granlund, Wild: The winger scored a goal and set up another.

2. Jonas Brodin, Wild: The defenseman played 17:36, mostly against the Avalanche’s top line, and chipped in a goal.

3. Eric Staal, Wild: The center had a goal and an assist.

By The Numbers

2 Points for Colorado’s Gabriel Landeskog, Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen.

5 Goals and nine points for Granlund during a seven-game point streak.

6 Penalty kills for the Wild in six tries.