STAR TRIBUNE’S THREE STARS
1. Semyon Varlamov, Avalanche: One game after making 41 saves against the Wild, he stopped 19 shots.
2. Jason Pominville, Wild: It seemed all the Wild’s scoring chances centered on him; he had three shots and one assist.
3. Blake Comeau, Avalanche: Hustled all game and assisted on Tyson Barrie’s goal.
BY THE NUMBERS
1 Goal and two assists in six games for Zach Parise since returning from a sprained knee. The goal tied the score late in Monday’s game.
8 Games in pointless streak for Jason Zucker.
10 Games in goal drought for Nino Niederreiter.