Star Tribune's three stars
1. Max Pacioretty, Canadiens: Entered the game with two goals in 12 games, left with five. Had 10 shots.
2. David Desharnais, Canadiens: Assisted on two of Pacioretty's goals.
3. P.K. Subban, Canadiens: NHL's second-most-prolific defenseman had two assists.
By the numbers
14 All-time hat tricks against the Wild.
16 Games allowing two or fewer goals for Josh Harding in 18 games. Montreal twice scored three on him.
5 Goals allowed on the first nine shots Darcy Kuemper saw this season (first two Tuesday).