Game recap

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).