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The Wild were rolling for so long, we forgot they could slide, but that's what's been happening lately. Minnesota still looks good for the postseason, but three straight losses has them on less solid footing. Their last three games feature the top three teams in the Central.
Devan Dubnyk for MVP? It's not as crazy as it sounds, even if the Hart is Carey Price's to lose. The Wild have rattled off five consecutive wins to put pressure on the Central teams ahead of them in the standings. If this run can continue into the postseason, look out.
If the Wild keep going as they have, they're going to be one of those teams no one wants to see in the playoffs. There's a good chance whichever team wins the Central gets the Wild and that's going to make for some great theatre.
The Wild have become one of the most difficult teams to score against since Devan Dubnyk arrived. Minnesota has allowed two goals or fewer in 21 games since Jan. 15. That's bad news for whoever gets them in the first round of the playoffs.
The Wild just keep pushing forward. They have 16 wins in their last 20 games and have become a team that is so tough to score against. Minnesota has allowed an average of just two goals against over their last 20 contests during which the Wild also posted four shutouts.
The Wild took the leap and acquired Chris Stewart for a 2017 second-rounder. It was a fair price for a risky addition. They also helped defensive depth and warmed everyone's hearts by bringing Jordan Leopold home. They're better, but only by a little.
After climbing back into playoff position, the Wild's work is far from done. They have to continue playing great hockey to stay in as the Western race still looks to be wide open for the wild card.
The Wild are in the thick of it again, but their road forward remains pretty tough. Minnesota has won 8 of 10 and finds itself in a very crowded Western playoff race.
They're alive! The Wild are right back in it thanks to an 8-1-0 record from Devan Dubnyk since his arrival and a six-game winning streak. They're three points out of the wild card and look like they have a shot to sneak in.
Is it possible that Devan Dubnyk is saving the Wild's season? The club has won five of his seven starts and Dubnyk is rewarding the team with a .935 save percentage so far. What a difference a good goalie makes.
Preseason Power Rankings
The Wild looked every bit as good as the 8-0 two-game series scoreline against the Avalanche suggests. Zach Parise and Ryan Suter are leading the way, too.
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