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.
|Toronto||4||Top 9th Inning|
|LA Angels||1||Bottom 7th Inning|
|Atlanta||3||Top 9th Inning|
|Seattle||2||Top 9th Inning|
|St. Louis||2||Bottom 7th Inning|
|Milwaukee||0||Top 8th Inning|
|NY Yankees||1||Bottom 7th Inning|
|Minnesota||5||Bottom 5th Inning|
|Cincinnati||3||Bottom 4th Inning|
|Chicago WSox||2||Bottom 3rd Inning|
|Houston - B. Peacock||3:05 PM|
|Oakland - J. Chavez|
|Philadelphia - R. Hernandez||3:10 PM|
|Colorado - J. Nicasio|
|San Francisco - T. Lincecum||3:10 PM|
|San Diego - R. Erlin|
|Arizona - J. Collmenter||3:10 PM|
|Los Angeles - J. Beckett|
|Baltimore - U. Jimenez||6:05 PM|
|Boston - J. Peavy|
|Charlotte||21||1st Qtr 1:58|
|Detroit||0||1st Prd 1:42|
|Tampa Bay||6:00 PM|
|Los Angeles||9:00 PM|
Poll: Can the Wild rally to win its playoff series against Colorado?