Star Tribune’s Three Stars
1. Ryan Suter, Wild: Ex-Pred scored his first career goal vs. Nashville and had three points for 12 points in 15 games vs. his former team.
2. Mikael Granlund, Wild: One goal and one assist for his second two-point game in three games.
3. Thomas Vanek, Wild: Net-front on two goals, an assist and made the neutral-zone play to spring the counterattack before Granlund’s goal.
By the numbers
6 Points in past six games for Granlund after five in his first 13.
13 Points in past 11 games for Suter.
700 Games for Mikko Koivu.