STAR TRIBUNE’S THREE STARS
1. Sergei Bobrovsky, Blue Jackets: The All-Star thwarted several grade-A chances by the Wild, stonewalling it for the final 41 minutes, 17 seconds and making 25 saves.
2. James Wisniewski, Blue Jackets: Scored the winning goal, assisted on two others and made a key defensive play late in the game.
3. Zach Parise, Wild: Extended his goal streak to three games and lifted the Wild with his heart and hustle throughout.
By the Numbers
7 Victories over the Wild for Columbus coach Todd Richards, who coached the Wild from 2009 to ’11.
23 Assists by Wild winger Jason Pominville in his past 28 games, after helping on Parise’s first-period goal.