STAR TRIBUNE’S THREE STARS
1. Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles: The 2012 Conn Smythe winner made 22 of his 27 saves in the first two periods.
2. Nino Niederreiter, Wild: Three shots for the Wild newcomer, and he assisted on Jonas Brodin’s power-play goal.
3. Kyle Brodziak, Wild: Three shots, three hits, assist, plus-1, won seven of nine faceoffs.
BY THE NUMBERS
7-4-2 The Wild in season openers.
11-0-2 The Wild in home openers.
16 Wins in 23 tries for Mikko Koivu in the faceoff circle.
8 Shots for Zach Parise.