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.
|San Diego||7:25 PM|
|Washington||12/15/13 12:00 PM|
|San Francisco||12/15/13 12:00 PM|
|Seattle||12/15/13 12:00 PM|
|Chicago||12/15/13 12:00 PM|
|Houston||12/15/13 12:00 PM|
|Buffalo||12/15/13 12:00 PM|
|New England||12/15/13 12:00 PM|
|Philadelphia||12/15/13 12:00 PM|
|Kansas City||12/15/13 3:05 PM|
|NY Jets||12/15/13 3:05 PM|
|Arizona||12/15/13 3:25 PM|
|New Orleans||12/15/13 3:25 PM|
|Green Bay||12/15/13 3:25 PM|
|Cincinnati||12/15/13 7:30 PM|
|Baltimore||12/16/13 7:40 PM|
|LA Clippers||7:00 PM|
|Columbus||1||1st Prd 16:36|
|Montreal||0||1st Prd 16:15|
|NY Islanders||8:00 PM|
|Bluefield (VA)||11||1st Half 13:55|
|Coker||7||1st Half 15:34|
|Coll of Charleston||4|
|Maryland||13||1st Half 15:06|
|Long Island||9||1st Half 14:17|
|Savannah State||7:00 PM|
|Fla Atlantic||8:00 PM|
|Army||12/14/13 2:00 PM|
|(5) Kentucky||8||1st Half 14:40|
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|Texas Southern||7:00 PM|
|(16) Georgia||7:00 PM|
|(21) Iowa||7:00 PM|
|(17) Iowa State|
|Arkansas State||7:05 PM|
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