STAR TRIBUNE'S THREE STARS
1. Charlie Coyle, Wild: After tying the score 8:47 into the third, he was a presence every shift and created several scoring chances.
2. Ryan Kesler, Canucks: Vancouver's engine, Kesler had six shots and won 12 of 23 faceoffs.
3. Marco Scandella, Wild: Another solid game for young defenseman; plus-1, leads team at plus-10.
By the numbers
100 NHL games for Nino Niederreiter
20 Assists for Mikko Koivu (leads Wild); two points for 98th career multipoint game