How is Wild in playoff hunt despite being last in this statistic?

How is Wild in playoff hunt despite being last in this statistic?

The Wild has the league's worst Corsi percentage -- a measure of overall shot attempts -- but dig deeper and see how the team limits opponents' scoring chances.

Hornqvist gets 2 goals, Penguins beat slumping LA Kings 3-1

January 19
Until Pittsburgh goalie Casey DeSmith got the start at Staples Center on Thursday night, his entire NHL experience consisted of two relief appearances in Penguins losses.

Sizzling Avs win 8th straight by holding off Sharks 5-3

January 19
The Colorado Avalanche looked unstoppable early and shaky down the stretch in nearly blowing a big lead.
Wild
January 18

Wild has tough stretch of games after both breaks

The Wild, just coming off a bye week, has three games before another rest for All-Star Game weekend.
St. Paul
January 17
The Treasure Island Center building had its grand opening on Tuesday in St. Paul. Here, workers were putting the finishing touches on the exterior.

Treasure Island Center in old St. Paul Macy's has grand opening

The old department store building has been completely redeveloped and includes a practice rink for the Wild.
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Vikings
January 17

'A knowledgeable fan is an engaged fan': More leagues turn to analytics

Advanced stats are now readily available, a win-win for leagues and fans.
Vikings
January 16

Meet the Star Tribune's new sports analytics writer, Chris Hine

Star Tribune sports is expanding to include analytics-based stories and a reporter fascinated with such things.
Wild
January 15
During his first day and game for Vancouver, Brock Boeser (6)scores on...

Burnsville's Boeser becoming fixture as Canucks rookie

Brock Boesser returned Sunday for his third appearance at Xcel Energy Center as a Calder Trophy front-runner bound for the All-Star Game.

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  • Western Conference
    Central w l otl points home away
    Nashville 27 11 6 60 15-4-2 12-7-4
    Winnipeg 26 13 7 59 16-3-1 10-10-6
    St. Louis 28 17 3 59 15-9-0 13-8-3
    Dallas 26 17 4 56 16-6-1 10-11-3
    Colorado 25 16 3 53 17-7-1 8-9-2
    Minnesota 24 17 5 53 15-4-4 9-13-1
    Chicago 22 17 6 50 12-8-2 10-9-4
  • Pacific w l otl points home away
    Vegas 30 11 3 63 18-2-2 12-9-1
    San Jose 24 14 6 54 13-6-2 11-8-4
    Calgary 25 16 4 54 12-11-0 13-5-4
    Los Angeles 24 16 5 53 11-9-3 13-7-2
    Anaheim 21 16 9 51 11-8-3 10-8-6
    Edmonton 20 23 3 43 9-12-1 11-11-2
    Vancouver 18 21 6 42 7-12-3 11-9-3
    Arizona 10 28 9 29 5-14-3 5-14-6
  • Eastern Conference
    Atlantic w l otl points home away
    Tampa Bay 31 11 3 65 17-5-1 14-6-2
    Boston 26 10 8 60 15-5-4 11-5-4
    Toronto 25 17 5 55 13-7-2 12-10-3
    Detroit 18 19 7 43 10-8-6 8-11-1
    Florida 18 19 6 42 10-7-3 8-12-3
    Montreal 18 21 6 42 11-8-5 7-13-1
    Ottawa 15 19 9 39 9-9-5 6-10-4
    Buffalo 11 25 9 31 6-11-3 5-14-6
  • Metropolitan w l otl points home away
    Washington 28 14 4 60 18-6-0 10-8-4
    New Jersey 24 12 8 56 13-6-3 11-6-5
    Columbus 26 18 3 55 16-8-0 10-10-3
    NY Rangers 24 17 5 53 17-8-3 7-9-2
    Pittsburgh 25 20 3 53 15-7-1 10-13-2
    Philadelphia 21 16 8 50 12-8-4 9-8-4
    NY Islanders 23 20 4 50 13-7-3 10-13-1
    Carolina 20 17 8 48 10-6-4 10-11-4
  • Goals
    E. Staal MIN 19
    J. Zucker MIN 17
    M. Granlund MIN 13
    N. Niederreiter MIN 13
    M. Dumba MIN 9
  • Assists
    M. Granlund MIN 23
    R. Suter MIN 23
    M. Koivu MIN 19
    E. Staal MIN 19
    J. Spurgeon MIN 18
  • Points
    E. Staal MIN 38
    M. Granlund MIN 36
    J. Zucker MIN 33
    R. Suter MIN 29
    M. Koivu MIN 25
  • Goals-Against Avg.
    D. Dubnyk MIN 2.61
    A. Stalock MIN 2.71
  • Saves
    D. Dubnyk MIN 849
    A. Stalock MIN 498
  • Wins
    D. Dubnyk MIN 17
    A. Stalock MIN 7
  • Goals
    A. Ovechkin WAS 28
    N. Kucherov TB 27
    S. Couturier PHI 26
    A. Lee NYI 26
    J. Tavares NYI 25
  • Assists
    J. Voracek PHI 45
    C. Giroux PHI 40
    J. Bailey NYI 39
    J. Gaudreau CGY 39
    B. Wheeler WPG 39
  • Points
    N. Kucherov TB 61
    N. MacKinnon COL 57
    J. Tavares NYI 55
    P. Kessel PIT 54
    J. Gaudreau CGY 54
  • Goals-Against Avg.
    M. Fleury VGK 1.72
    C. Hutton STL 1.72
    T. Rask BOS 2.21
    A. Vasilevskiy TB 2.23
    A. Dell SJ 2.26
  • Saves
    F. Andersen TOR 1235
    H. Lundqvist NYR 1149
    M. Smith CGY 1105
    A. Vasilevskiy TB 1078
    S. Bobrovsky CLS 1074
  • Wins
    A. Vasilevskiy TB 27
    B. Holtby WAS 24
    C. Hellebuyck WPG 23
    F. Andersen TOR 22
    P. Rinne NSH 22
  • Wednesday, January 17
    Boston 4, Montreal 1, F Anaheim 5, Pittsburgh 3, F
  • Thursday, January 18
    Columbus 2, Dallas 1, F New Jersey 4, Washington 3, F Boston 5, NY Islanders 2, F
    Philadelphia 3, Toronto 2, F NY Rangers 4, Buffalo 3, F St. Louis 4, Ottawa 1, F
    Vegas 4, Tampa Bay 1, F Nashville 3, Arizona 2, F Colorado 5, San Jose 3, F
    Pittsburgh 3, Los Angeles 1, F
  • Today, January 19
    Vegas @ Florida Montreal @ Washington Los Angeles @ Anaheim
  • Saturday, January 20
    Dallas @ Buffalo New Jersey @ Philadelphia Winnipeg @ Calgary
    NY Rangers @ Colorado Carolina @ Detroit Boston @ Montreal
    Toronto @ Ottawa Pittsburgh @ San Jose Florida @ Nashville
    Arizona @ St. Louis NY Islanders @ Chicago Tampa Bay @ Minnesota
    Vancouver @ Edmonton
  • Sunday, January 21
    Philadelphia @ Washington Vegas @ Carolina Vancouver @ Winnipeg
    San Jose @ Anaheim NY Rangers @ Los Angeles
  • Monday, January 22
    Detroit @ New Jersey Colorado @ Toronto Ottawa @ Minnesota
    Tampa Bay @ Chicago NY Islanders @ Arizona Buffalo @ Calgary
  • Tuesday, January 23
    New Jersey @ Boston Carolina @ Pittsburgh Philadelphia @ Detroit
    Colorado @ Montreal Tampa Bay @ Nashville Ottawa @ St. Louis
    Florida @ Dallas Buffalo @ Edmonton NY Rangers @ Anaheim
    Los Angeles @ Vancouver Columbus @ Vegas Winnipeg @ San Jose
  • Wednesday, January 24
    Toronto @ Chicago Los Angeles @ Calgary
Wild
January 15

Wild ends otherwise productive week with OT loss

"It's pretty disappointing having the lead with three minutes left in the game and not coming away with the win," winger Zach Parise said before looking at the bigger picture for the Wild.
Wild
January 15

Wild-Canucks game recap

A look at Sunday night's overtime loss.
Wild
January 14

Rediscovering rhythm awaits Wild when it returns from bye week

Sarah McLellan recaps the 3-2 overtime loss to the Canucks in her Wild wrap-up.
Wild
January 14

Boudreau: Wild 'emotionally drained' in overtime loss to Canucks

Coach Bruce Boudreau discusses the 3-2 overtime loss to the Canucks.
Wild
January 14

Wild ready to rest up during five-day break

A 6-2-2 run moved the Wild into the first wild-card spot in the Western Conference, but the team feels the mandatory five-day break it begins Monday is coming at the right time.
Wild
January 14

Dubnyk in net vs. Canucks to finish Wild's back-to-back

With plenty of rest on the horizon, the Wild is tabbing goalie Devan Dubnyk to finish out the team's back-to-back Sunday against the Canucks before the team pauses for its bye week.
Wild
January 14

Wild wins 4-1 for first victory of the season over Winnipeg

The Wild earned two points in the standings over a Jets team that had swept the previous three meetings this season.
Wild
January 14

NHL Insider: Staal, others, making themselves at home in the U.S.

For NHL foreigners who've spent a chunk of their lives in America, having the option to stick around after they've retired is intriguing.
Wild
January 14

Wild players, staff make plans for five-day break

After hosting the Canucks on Sunday to complete a rare back-to-back at home, the Wild will embark on a mandatory five-day break.
Wild
January 13

Game plan vs. Jets could help Wild close out successful week

Sarah McLellan recaps the 4-1 win over the Jets in her Wild wrap-up.
Wild
January 13

Solid start helps Wild edge Jets

Coach Bruce Boudreau discusses the 4-1 win over the Jets.
Wild
January 13

Wild-Winnipeg game recap

Recapping the Wild's 4-1 win over the Jets.
Wild
January 13

Wild has chance to achieve 'great' week after upending Jets

The opportunity to improve to 3-0-1 on the brink of its bye week is very much on the team's radar.
Wild
January 13

Wild-Vancouver game preview

Sunday's tilt is the Wild's final game before beginning a mandatory five-day break.
Wild
January 13

The Wild's week ahead

After Sunday's game, the Wild goes on it's "bye week."
Final, 1/14 1 2 3 OT F
Vancouver 18-21-6 1 0 1 1 3
Minnesota 24-17-5 1 0 1 0 2

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