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Chart: Wild leaders come up big

  • April 14, 2014 - 9:55 PM

Securing their fate

Back-to-back losses to Vancouver and St. Louis on March 26-27 put the Wild verge of falling out of the top eight in the Western Conference. But the play and leadership of the team’s captains — Mikko Koivu and alternates Zach Parise and Ryan Suter — sparked a six-game stretch in which the Wild won five games, gained a point in a shootout loss and secured the top wild-card spot. Here’s a look at their play:

Game Koivu Parise Suter

March 29 at Phoenix, W 3-1 2 assists, plus-2 2 goals, plus-2 plus-3, 29:38 TOI

March 31 at Los Angeles, W 3-2 1 goal, 1 assist 1 goal, 1 assist 29:12

April 3 at Chicago, L 3-2 (SO) plus-1, 3 shots plus-1, 5 hits 1 assist, 33:11

April 5 vs. Pittsburgh, W 5-0 1 goal, 13-5 on faceoffs 2 assists, plus-2 plus-3, 3 hits

April 7 at Winnipeg, W 1-0 1 assist, plus-1 1 assist, plus-1 plus-1, 28:03

April 8 vs. Boston, W 4-3 (SO) 2 assists, shootout winner 1 assist, 3 blocked shots Tying goal with 1:05 left

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