STAR TRIBUNE’S THREE STARS
1. Sidney Crosby, Penguins: The captain tallied four points, including a goal, in his return from core muscle surgery.
2. Evgeni Malkin, Penguins: The center had two goals and an assist.
3. Bryan Rust, Penguins: The winger recorded the game-winning goal and added an assist.
BY THE NUMBERS
2 Power-play goals by the Penguins in four tries.
5 Defensemen for the Wild after its lineup snafu.
5 Goals for winger Marcus Foligno in his past five games.