Another game, another win for Minnesota Wild, on NHL regular season. The franchise reached the seventh straight win, the current best streak of all the league, as New York Rangers, from Eastern Conference and Dallas Stars, from Western.
As a result, the Wild led the Central Division and the Western, with 37 points in 25 challenges (18 – 6 – 1), resulting in seven points more than the second-placed, St. Louis Blues, with 30. Considering the results at home, Minnesota has 10 victories and only two losses. Despite the numbers, the team is only the fourth favorite to win the Conference, on Bovada, with +650 odds.
Playing at Rogers Place on Tuesday 7, against Edmonton Oilers, Minnesota had an easy win, by 4 – 1. With one goal and assist, Joel Eriksson Ek, and Brodin and Zuccarello, with two assists each, stood out.
Eriksson and Foligno scored in the first period, Jesse Puljujarvi reduced the gap on the second, and Rask and Kulikov made it to finish the challenge. With the result, Minnesota overcame Calgary, which came from two straight losses, as the Western Conference-best team.
That was good for them, that completed the seventh wins streak and bad for Edmonton, coming from three straight losses.
See all the games from the current wins streak of the Minnesota Wild:
- New Jersey 2 x Minnesota 3
- Minnesota 7 x Winnipeg 1
- Minnesota 4 x Tampa Bay 2
- Minnesota 5 x Arizona 2
- Minnesota 5 x New Jersey 2
- Minnesota 4 x Toronto 3
- Edmonton 1 x Minnesota 4
The second-best Western Conference offense, with 96 goals, Minnesota is used to make exciting games this season. 16 of 25 challenges finished with six or more goals until this week. Considering the past six matches, only the most recently, against the Oilers had fewer, with five.
Kirill Kaprizov is one of the responsible for that because of the assists. He has 21 in 25 games and also nine goals, resulting in more than one goal or assist per match. He is on league points and passes top 10. With 13 goals and eight assists, Ryan Hartman and Mats Zuccarello, adding seven goals and 11 passes, are also helping with good numbers.
Now, the Wild will keep on the road for others three games away. The first one is against San Jose Sharks, on Thursday 9, which have better results playing away than at home. So it’s an excellent opportunity for Minnesota to improve the streak.
The following matches playing away will be on Saturday and Sunday, facing Los Angeles Kings and Las Vegas Knights, respectively.