Star Tribune’s Three Stars
1. Ryan O’Reilly, Colorado: He scored twice, including a backhand past Niklas Backstrom at 12:44 of the third period to put Colorado ahead for good.
2. Charlie Coyle, Wild: He had his first career two-goal game and second career two-point game.
3. Semyon Varlamov, Colorado: Colorado goaltender hasn’t lost in regulation in 13 decisions.
By the numbers
2 Assists by Dany Heatley, his second multipoint game of the season.
40 Seconds separating Coyle’s two second-period goals. It set a franchise record for fastest two goals by one player at Xcel Energy Center.
19,117 The announced crowd, the Wild’s biggest at home this season.