STAR TRIBUNE’S THREE STARS
1. Mikko Koivu, Wild: Scored his sixth goal in 13 games, was great defensively and won 13 of 18 faceoffs.
2. Matt Dumba, Wild: Assisted on both Minnesota goals.
3. Semyon Varlamov, Avalanche: Game would have been a rout if not for his 31 saves.
By the numbers
9-0-2 Career-best point-gaining streak for Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk (18 saves, 24th career shutout).
17-for-34 The Wild’s showing all-time on penalty shots (Eric Staal denied).
9 Points for Staal in his past eight games (assist Tuesday).
11 Times in the past 13 games the Wild has scored the first goal.