Star Tribune's three stars
1. Jared Spurgeon, Wild: Playing for the first time in 15 games, he assisted on two goals and had two shots.
2. Darcy Kuemper, Wild: Bounced back from eight goals in his past two starts with 34 saves.
3. Ryan Suter, Wild: With Marco Scandella hurt, logged a game-high 34:31, was plus-1 and swiped a sure goal from behind Kuemper in the third.
By the numbers
6 Shots, three takeaways for Zach Parise.
3 Hits by Keith Ballard, blocked shots by Nate Prosser.
12 Games in goal drought snapped by Nino Niederreiter.