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Continued: Wild's power play gets little use

  • Article by: MICHAEL RUSSO , Star Tribune
  • Last update: December 5, 2013 - 6:58 AM

Backline blues

It would help if the Wild got more pucks through to the net, and not just on the power play.

This season, the Wild’s defensemen have scored only six goals (four by Jonas Brodin), 49 points and registered 200 shots on goal. Other than Brodin, a Wild defensemen hasn’t scored since rookie Matt Dumba on Oct. 12. By comparison, Thursday’s opponent, Chicago, has gotten 13 goals, 82 points and 291 shots from its defensemen.

“Teams are doing a good job getting in lanes,” said Suter, who has no goals despite leading all NHL players in total ice time (857 minutes, 29 seconds) and average ice time per game (29:34). “We’re getting shots. They’re not hitting the net though. A lot of times when we’re taking shots, we have to miss the net purposely because guys are in the line. It’s also easier to get tips by shooting to the outside.

“But this is a problem. We’re aware of it and looking for ways to improve on it.”

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