Star Tribune’s Three Stars
1. Kevin Connauton, Blue Jackets: The defenseman had a goal and assist a game after a three-point game.
2. Sergei Bobrovsky, Blue Jackets: Improved to 4-1 lifetime against Minnesota, making 28 saves.
3. Tyler Graovac, Wild: Rookie drew a penalty that led to a goal, played strong near the net and had three shots.
BY THE NUMBERS
6-7-4 The Wild’s record in the past 17 games.
14 Goals, five power-play goals by Zach Parise (tied Nino Niederreiter for team lead in both categories)
5-7-1 The Wild’s record on New Year’s Eve (0-2-1 on the road)
11 The Wild’s power-play goals in the past 13 games.