STAR TRIBUNE'S THREE STARS
1. Matt Kassian, Wild: In his 21st career game, the enforcer scored his first two goals, the second sparking a late three-goal rally.
2. David Desharnais, Canadiens: The 25-year-old had a goal, two assists and the shootout winner.
3. Max Pacioretty, Canadiens: One goal, one assist and seven shots.
BY THE NUMBERS
3 Assists for Nick Johnson, a career high.
17 Game in Darroll Powe's pointless run that ended on Kassian's first goal.