Jake’s 3 Stars (2/22/21 vs. Sharks)

By Jake Jensen
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1.) Mats Zuccarello, MIN

Mats has been sensational since he returned to the lineup for the Wild. 4 points tonight, and 7 points in 4 games since his return. There was a ton made about Zuccarello’s contract and his lack of production heading into this year, but all of those concerns are quickly being erased as he gets more and more comfortable in this lineup.

2.) Kirill Kaprizov, MIN

Kirill is starting to heat up again. After a multi-assist game against the Ducks, he records a goal and an assist against the Sharks. He should have drawn at least one penalty, but even still his line absolutely dominated all game long. There is no one having as much fun as Kaprizov is during his first NHL season.

3.) Victor Rask

Not to be outdone, Rask also chipped in 3 points in tonight’s win. He finished the scoring with a nifty empty netter in the third, and assisted on two other goals on the night. Dean Evason has unlocked something that works very well with the top two lines, and the offense has been absolutely flowing since.