GAME RECAP

Star Tribune’s Three Stars

1. Nino Niederreiter, Wild: The winger put up his second career hat trick.

2. Mikko Koivu, Wild: The captain chipped in a goal and two assists.

3. Mikael Granlund, Wild: The winger turned in the first three-assist effort of his career.

By the numbers

2 Career hat tricks for Niederreiter against the Sabres.

9 Points for the Niederreiter-Koivu-Granlund line.

11 Goals for the Wild in its past two games.

SARAH MCLELLAN