Chart: Free-falling Wild

  • Updated: January 17, 2012 - 11:48 PM

A look at how the Wild has gone from first in the NHL to barely hanging on to a playoff spot:

 

On the morning of Dec. 13 and through 30 games, the Wild woke up with the most points in the NHL (43) and a six-point lead over Vancouver in the Northwest Division. But since then -- beginning with a 2-1 loss at Winnipeg -- the Wild has won only two of 16 games and is hanging on to eighth in the Western Conference. A look at then and now:

First 30 Past 16

Record 20-7-3 2-10-4

Goals for 79 (2.63) 27 (1.69)

Goals against 64 (2.13) 54 (3.38)

Here are some other nuggets from the Wild's 16-game slump:

• Wild's power play: 3-for-44 (6.8 percent)

• Opponents' power play: 13-for-56 (23.2 percent)

• Short-handed goals allowed by Wild: 2 (in other words, only one fewer than power-play goals the Wild has scored)

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Cincinnati - WP: A. Simon 4 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - LP: J. Samardzija 1
St. Louis - LP: M. Wacha 1 FINAL
Washington - WP: G. Gonzalez 3
Milwaukee - WP: K. Lohse 5 FINAL
Pittsburgh - LP: C. Morton 3
Toronto - WP: S. Delabar 3 FINAL
Cleveland - LP: M. Rzepczynski 2
LA Angels - WP: J. Weaver 11 FINAL
Detroit - LP: D. Smyly 6
Atlanta - WP: A. Harang 6 FINAL
NY Mets - LP: J. Niese 0
Baltimore - WP: C. Tillman 8 FINAL
Boston - LP: J. Lackey 4
NY Yankees 5 Bottom 8th Inning
Tampa Bay 9
Seattle - LP: Y. Medina 4 FINAL
Miami - WP: S. Cishek 8
Chicago WSox 0 Top 9th Inning
Texas 12
Minnesota 0 Top 9th Inning
Kansas City 5
Philadelphia 1 Bottom 7th Inning
Colorado 9
Houston 0 Bottom 1st Inning
Oakland 7
San Francisco 0 Top 3rd Inning
San Diego 1
Arizona 0 Bottom 2nd Inning
Los Angeles 0
Montreal 4 FINAL
Tampa Bay 1
Detroit 1 FINAL
Boston 0
Dallas 1 1st Prd 3:45
Anaheim 0
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