game recap

Star Tribune’s Three Stars

1. Justin Fontaine, Wild: Broke Dany Heatley’s record for fastest Wild goal to start a game (12 seconds), was strong defensively and made plays.

2. Matt Cooke, Wild: Scored second straight winning goal.

3. Nino Niederreiter, Wild: Scored first goal with his new team and was a force throughout.

By the numbers

4 Points in five games for Jonas Brodin (11 in 45 games last season).

21.4 Shots allowed per game by the Wild, best in the NHL.