Star Tribune’s Three Stars
1. Mikko Koivu, Wild: The captain steadied his team on both ends of the ice and finished with two assists, including a perfect pass that led to the Wild’s first power-play goal in five games.
2.Matt Dumba, Wild: After a string of shaky performances, Dumba regrouped with an outstanding all-around game that featured two assists, two hits and two blocked shots.
3.Matt Cullen, Wild: On his 41st birthday, Cullen sparked a strong Wild start with the game’s first goal and added an assist.
BY THE NUMBERS
100 NHL goals by Wild forward Tyler Ennis, who reached the career milestone with a first-period score.