STAR TRIBUNE'S THREE STARS
1. Matt Cullen, Wild: Ninth career two-goal game, one assist, tied a career high with nine shots.
2. Pierre-Marc Bouchard, Wild: First goal of season (Wild is 10-1-2 when he scored a goal past two seasons).
3. Darroll Powe, Wild: Best game as a Wild player, especially on the penalty kill, where he blocked two shots and registered two shots.
BY THE NUMBERS
5-1 Wild's record in its past six home games vs. the Canucks.
21 Goals in 42 home games for Guillaume Latendresse.
3 Consecutive backup roles for Niklas Backstrom (longest since December 2007).