STAR TRIBUNE’S THREE STARS
1. Casey DeSmith, Pittsburgh: The goaltender posted 31 saves.
2. Phil Kessel, Pittsburgh: The former Gophers winger had a hand in all three goals, scoring and setting up two others.
3. Mikko Koivu, Wild: The captain chipped in a goal and an assist.
BY THE NUMBERS
3 Consecutive goals by the Penguins.
4 Consecutive losses on home ice for the Wild.
59 Career power-play goals for Koivu, which is tied for the most in Wild history.