STAR TRIBUNE'S THREE STARS
1. Erik Haula, Wild: Tied score less than a minute after the Kings scored, and had an assist.
2. Mikko Koivu, Wild: Scored his first goal, won 16 faceoffs and was integral on a 5-on-3 penalty kill.
3. Tanner Pearson, Kings: Fresh off a suspension, he scored two goals and drew two penalties in season debut.
BY THE NUMBERS
145 Career multipoint games for Jason Pominville.
11-for-11 The Wild's penalty kill this season.
3 Point streaks, in games, for Charlie Coyle and Ryan Suter to open the season.
25 Blocked shots by the Wild. The Kings had four.
73-1 The Wild's record all-time at home scoring five or more goals.