STAR TRIBUNE'S THREE STARS

1. Marco Scandella, Wild: Scored his ninth goal (second most among NHL defensemen) and battled all night defensively (plus-3 with partner Christian Folin).

2. Darcy Kuemper, Wild: Stopped 28 of 30 shots, including the last 21 he saw.

3. Brett Sutter, Wild: First career multi-point game (two assists in three-goal second period) in his 57th game.

BY THE NUMBERS

.300 Goals per game by Scandella, first among NHL defensemen.

15 Points past 15 games for Jason Pominville.

15 Goal drought, in games, ended by Ryan Carter.

6-2-2 The Wild’s record vs. Winnipeg.

MICHAEL RUSSO