Star Tribune's Three Stars

1. Vladimir Tarasenko, Blues: The veteran winger had a natural hat trick in the third period, which started with the teams tied 2-2.

2. Kirill Kaprizov, Wild: The team's scoring leader had two power-play goals and was a force all night.

3. Justin Faulk, Blues: Led a makeshift St. Louis defensive corps with 25:33 time on ice and had two assists.

By the numbers

79.1 Percent of times a team that has a 3-2 lead in a Stanley Cup playoff series wins the series.

9 Goals in 12 career playoff games for Kaprizov, which is already tied for fourth highest in Wild history.

67 Combined goals from Ryan Hartman and Kevin Fiala during the regular season. The Wild forwards have not scored in the playoffs.