Star Tribune's Three Stars
1. Josh Harding, Wild: Made 26 saves for the Wild, including all 11 in the first period.
2. Semyon Varlamov, Avalanche: Made 26 saves and wasn't beaten until a Nino Niederreiter goal with 3:53 left.
3. Jared Spurgeon, Wild: Plus-1 and attempted seven shots, four that registered.
By the numbers
11 Minor penalties by Niederreiter, leading the Wild.
16 Goals in the past 11 games for the Wild.
15-5 Wild outscored in the past six road games.