Star Tribune's three stars
1. Darcy Kuemper, Wild: 23-year-old goalie made a career-high 39 saves.
2. Jeff Carter, Kings: Named to Canada's Olympic team Tuesday, he had six shots and an assist.
3. Nino Niederreiter, Wild: Tying goal in the third period, his third goal in five games and ninth of the season; four shots, five hits. And shootout winner.
By the numbers
140 Games played by Wild's top three centers — Charlie Coyle, Mikael Granlund and Erik Haula
1,866 Games played by Kings' top three centers — Anze Kopitar, Mike Richards and Jarret Stoll