STAR TRIBUNE’S THREE STARS

1. Devan Dubnyk, Wild: Improved to 9-1-1 in 12th straight start with 26 saves; ninth start allowing two or fewer goals.

2. Mikko Koivu, Wild: Two assists gives him five in the past three games; won 15 of 24 faceoffs.

3. Nick Bjugstad, Panthers: Former Gopher scored his team-leading 19th goal with what the kids call a sick shot.

BY THE NUMBERS

14-4 Wild goal differential in the past 12 first periods.

3 Goals in three games for Jason Pominville after none in 12.

MICHAEL RUSSO