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.