While the Wild have improved in all aspects of its game since the All-Star Break, the biggest change since the start of the season has been the goaltending -- specifcially the arrival of Devan Dubnyk from Phoenix.
In Thursday's Star Tribune, hockey writer Michael Russo writes about the impact of Dubnyk on the Wild and when he's in contention for the NHL's Most Valuable Player award.
In the meantime, take a look at these first-rate saves that have been typical of what Dubnyk has done to turn the Wild into a potential force in the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Dubnyk shuts down Colorado on February 7:
Another big save in a victory over Colorado on Feb. 28:
A sprawling save against Calgary last week:
Stopping Tyler Toffoli of the Kings on Saturday:
Dubnyk stuffs Toronto's Phil Kessel on March 23