Standings: The Wild (24-18-7 through 49 games) is in eighth place in the Western Conference with 55 points, one ahead of Colorado for the final playoff spot.
Scoreboard: The Wild is 29th in the 30-team NHL in scoring (2.24 goals per game). Its power-play percentage of .146 is 23rd and it averages 26.8 shots on goal (28th). It has only eight goals from defensemen.
Defense: The Wild gives up the most shots on goal in the NHL, 32.1 per game, but its save percentage of .923 is fifth, its 2.47 goals-against average is eighth and its penalty-kill percentage of .829 is 14th.
Offense: Dany Heatley (15 goals-19 assists-34 points) is 64th in the league in scoring. Mikko Koivu's team-leading plus-9 is 79th.
Solid pair: Goalies have almost identical stats -- Josh Harding has a 2.42 goals-against average and .925 saves percentage in 21 games, and Niklas Backstrom is at 2.43 and .921 in 30 games.
|Cleveland||1||Top 6th Inning|
|Cincinnati||0||Top 4th Inning|
|Kansas City||1||Bottom 3rd Inning|
|Washington - S. Strasburg||2:10 PM|
|Colorado - J. De La Rosa|
|NY Mets - B. Colon||2:40 PM|
|Seattle - T. Walker|
|Detroit - A. Sanchez||2:40 PM|
|Arizona - T. Cahill|
|Los Angeles - D. Haren||6:05 PM|
|Pittsburgh - F. Liriano|
|San Francisco - M. Bumgarner||6:05 PM|
|Philadelphia - A. Burnett|
|Texas - Y. Darvish||6:05 PM|
|NY Yankees - D. Phelps|
|Boston - C. Buchholz||6:07 PM|
|Toronto - R. Dickey|
|Miami - N. Eovaldi||6:10 PM|
|Atlanta - E. Santana|
|Tampa Bay - A. Cobb||6:15 PM|
|St. Louis - L. Lynn|
|San Diego - I. Kennedy||7:05 PM|
|Chicago Cubs - T. Wada|
|Houston - B. Peacock||9:05 PM|
|Oakland - J. Chavez|
|Baltimore - C. Tillman||9:05 PM|
|LA Angels - J. Weaver|
|Calgary||7/24/14 8:00 PM|
|Winnipeg||7/25/14 9:00 PM|
|Ottawa||7/26/14 6:00 PM|
|Toronto||7/26/14 9:00 PM|
|Winnipeg||7/31/14 6:00 PM|
|New York||9:30 PM|