The Minnesota Wild beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-2 and are only 2 points away from clinching second place in the Central Division. As the Wild look to put their slump behind them, their last three games are against Carolina, Colorado, and Arizona.
In other Minnesota sports news, Minnesota United FC won their first MLS game over the weekend.
With last night’s win, Devan Dubnyk set the Wild’s record for the most wins in a single season to 38.
After scoring five goals, the Wild were content to coast through most of the third period and registered only 2 shots on goal in the last 20 minutes of play.
Eric Staal is Wild’s Bill Masterton Trophy nominee | Pioneer Press
Eric Staal has had a bounce back season with the Wild after only scoring 39 points last season.
Off the Trail
Michal Neuvirth’s hospital stay was short lived after collapsing in the middle of a game and is now resting at home.
Joe Thornton’s knee appears to make contact Michael Chaput’s leg, which could spell bad news for the San Jose Sharks in the playoffs.
Tending the Fields
The #BestKessel is back with the Women’s National Team after a long break with a concussion.