Five bad losses

Nov. 17 3-2 vs. Buffalo

The Wild blew an early 2-0 lead, giving up three goals in a row to end regulation empty-handed. The Sabres tied it in the third period with about seven minutes to go and capped off the comeback with just 1:30 remaining.

Nov. 27 4-3 vs. Arizona

This was perhaps the Wild’s most stunning collapse. Arizona overcame a 3-1 deficit with three goals in the third period off seven shots in a dizzying 5:32. Before then, the Coyotes sagged through the first two periods, putting just one shot on net in the second.

Jan. 12 5-2 vs. Detroit

The Red Wings were near the bottom of the standings but didn’t play like it — dominating the Wild after winning only two of their 15 previous games. Coach Bruce Boudreau called the performance the team’s worst since he joined the organization.

Jan. 14 7-4 at Philadelphia

Again, the Wild crumbled in dramatic fashion. It battled back to go up 3-2 after wasting a 2-0 start, but the Flyers scored five of the game’s last six goals — including two each by Nolan Patrick and Wayne Simmonds.

Feb. 12 5-4 vs. Philadelphia

Self-inflicted errors, such as an unsuccessful four-minute power play and an untimely penalty, paved the way for another Flyers rally — this time from 3-1 and 4-3 deficits.

 

SARAH McLELLAN