STAR TRIBUNE'S THREE STARS
1. Dmitry Orlov, Capitals: The defenseman scored twice and added an assist.
2. Tom Wilson, Capitals: The winger tallied the game-winning goal in his first game back after serving a suspension.
3. Mikko Koivu, Wild: The captain chipped in a goal and an assist.
BY THE NUMBERS
1 Power-play goal for the Wild in six chances.
8 Consecutive losses for the Wild to the Capitals.
14 Shots for the Wild through two periods compared to 27 for the Capitals.
5 Regulation losses for the Wild, which is tied for the third fewest in the NHL.