If not for bookend losses on Dec. 2 and on Saturday, the Wild would have had a perfect December. Instead it will have to settle for 25 out of a possible 28 points, and of course, a team-record 12-game winning streak.

Dec. 2, at Calgary: L 3-2 (SO)

Dec. 4, at Edmonton: W 2-1 (OT)

Dec. 7, at Toronto: W 3-2

Dec. 9, vs. Edmonton: W 3-2 (SO)

Dec. 11, vs. St. Louis: W 3-1

Dec. 13, vs. Florida: W 5-1

Dec. 15, at Nashville: W 5-2

Dec. 17, vs. Arizona: W 4-1

Dec. 20, vs. Colorado: W 2-0

Dec. 22, at Montreal: W 4-2

Dec. 23, at N.Y. Rangers: W 7-4

Dec. 27, at Nashville: W 3-2 (OT)

Dec. 29, vs. N.Y. Islanders: W 6-4

Dec. 31, vs. Columbus: L 4-2

When the streak began: The Wild was 11-8-4 and tied for third place in the Central Division, nine points behind Chicago.

And now: The Wild is 23-9-4 (second-best record in the West) and in second place, one point behind Chicago in the Central.