STAR TRIBUNE'S THREE STARS
1. Nathan MacKinnon, Avalanche: The center scored a goal and assisted on another.
2. Nick Bjugstad, Wild: Had a goal, assist and fight for a Gordie Howe hat trick.
3. Ryan Hartman, Wild: Had a goal and two assists.
BY THE NUMBERS
4 Goals by the Avalanche in the second period.
7 Points for the Bjugstad, Hartman and Marcus Johansson line.
3,000 Fans in attendance, the largest crowd at Xcel Energy Center this season.