The Wild improved to 5-7-1 in the second half of a back-to-back with its win over the Coyotes on Saturday, and the fourth line helped the team persevere by securing the game-winning goal.
It's not unusual for depth players to have an opportunity to chip in the second game in as many nights with top lines potentially having logged heavy minutes the previous night. But the situations they find themselves in can be unpredictable on the road since the visitors can't always get the matchups they might want.
That's what made the effort by the Wild's fourth trio even more impressive.
"We want to be able to roll four lines, and I think that's something we have to take pride in going into the playoffs," said Marcus Foligno, who scored the go-ahead goal. "I think you see every playoff team that's successful, they have four lines that can play. So right now, it's great for our team to be clicking going down the stretch."