Chart: Wild leaders come up big

  • Updated: April 14, 2014 - 9:55 PM

Securing their fate

Back-to-back losses to Vancouver and St. Louis on March 26-27 put the Wild verge of falling out of the top eight in the Western Conference. But the play and leadership of the team’s captains — Mikko Koivu and alternates Zach Parise and Ryan Suter — sparked a six-game stretch in which the Wild won five games, gained a point in a shootout loss and secured the top wild-card spot. Here’s a look at their play:

Game Koivu Parise Suter

March 29 at Phoenix, W 3-1 2 assists, plus-2 2 goals, plus-2 plus-3, 29:38 TOI

March 31 at Los Angeles, W 3-2 1 goal, 1 assist 1 goal, 1 assist 29:12

April 3 at Chicago, L 3-2 (SO) plus-1, 3 shots plus-1, 5 hits 1 assist, 33:11

April 5 vs. Pittsburgh, W 5-0 1 goal, 13-5 on faceoffs 2 assists, plus-2 plus-3, 3 hits

April 7 at Winnipeg, W 1-0 1 assist, plus-1 1 assist, plus-1 plus-1, 28:03

April 8 vs. Boston, W 4-3 (SO) 2 assists, shootout winner 1 assist, 3 blocked shots Tying goal with 1:05 left

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Kansas City - WP: J. Vargas 6 FINAL
Cleveland - LP: C. Kluber 2
Toronto - LP: M. Castro 5 FINAL
Boston - WP: K. Uehara 6
Chicago WSox 0 Postponed
Baltimore 0
Tampa Bay - LP: B. Gomes 1 FINAL
NY Yankees - WP: J. Wilson 4
Washington - LP: D. Fister 4 FINAL
Atlanta - WP: E. Stults 8
NY Mets - WP: C. Torres 3 FINAL
Miami - LP: S. Cishek 1
Milwaukee - LP: J. Nelson 6 FINAL
Cincinnati - WP: J. Marquis 9
Pittsburgh - LP: V. Worley 0 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - WP: J. Hammel 4
Seattle - WP: T. Walker 3 FINAL
Texas - LP: Y. Gallardo 1
Detroit - WP: D. Price 5 FINAL
Minnesota - LP: T. Milone 4
Philadelphia - WP: C. Hamels 4 FINAL
St. Louis - LP: J. Lackey 1
Colorado - WP: T. Matzek 5 FINAL
Arizona - LP: C. Anderson 4
Houston 9 Bottom 9th Inning
San Diego 4
San Francisco - LP: T. Lincecum 3 FINAL
Los Angeles - WP: C. Frias 8
Atlanta 115 FINAL
Brooklyn 120
Milwaukee 94 FINAL
Chicago 88
Memphis 92 FINAL
Portland 99
Tampa Bay 5 FINAL
Detroit 2
NY Islanders 1 FINAL
Washington 2
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