The Wild's crew of defensemen was busy Saturday trying to slow down a Blues offense that peppered goalie Devan Dubnyk with shots.
But the unit was also active at the other end of the ice, with Matt Dumba helping set up the team's first goal and then burying the clincher in overtime to give the Wild a 2-1 win over the Blues at Xcel Energy Center.
"I think our forwards are getting more comfortable with that," Dumba said. "All is good when you're winning."
Dumba's offensive prowess seems to have been revitalized his past two games alongside Ryan Suter — a shuffle in the pairings that occurred after Jared Spurgeon was sidelined with a groin strain. Since the move to the No. 1 unit, Dumba has chipped in a goal and two assists amid seven shots.
"The more games he can play like that, the more he's going to learn what his game is going to be and it's going to be fantastic," Dubnyk said.