Three stars

1. Devan Dubnyk: Before Saturday, he was 10-0 during the winning streak with a 1.67 goals-against average and .942 save percentage. Arguably his best performance was the third period of the second win during the streak in Toronto when the Wild was outshot 17-3, but Dubnyk was perfect to preserve a 3-2 win.

 

2. Eric Staal: Before Saturday, he led the Wild with six goals and his 14 points were second to Charlie Coyle, and teammates all credit the longtime NHL veteran for helping raise expectations inside the Wild locker room. The Wild’s drive is to win the second division championship in franchise history. Staal’s biggest moment during the streak was scoring a tiebreaking shorthanded goal in Montreal en route to a ninth straight win.

 

3. Ryan Suter: Having a Norris Trophy-type first half, the NHL’s plus-minus leader who ranks fourth in average ice time per game (27:01) has been exceptional defensively during the stretch. Before Saturday, he had five points and was plus-12 during the stretch and was plus-2 or better six times. His best game may have been the 12th straight win when he had two assists 35 seconds apart, was plus-2, had 10 shot attempts, three hits and three blocked shots.

Top moments

1. Mikko Koivu’s beautiful goal to trigger the streak in Edmonton way back on Dec. 4

2. Jordan Schroeder setting up Jared Spurgeon’s winner in Nashville for the 11th consecutive win Tuesday.

3. Chris Stewart, Jared Spurgeon and Jordan Schroeder scoring the three fastest goals in Wild history 80 seconds apart in the second period to turn a 2-1 deficit into a 4-2 lead before the Wild beat the Islanders, 6-4, for its 12th straight win Thursday.