Upward mobility for the Wild

The Wild lost 3-2 in a shootout at Calgary on Dec. 2, but since then Minnesota has gone 17-1-1 to move into the top spot in the Central Division and Western Conference. A look at how the West shaped up on Dec. 2 and now:

Standings through Dec. 2

Team GP W L OT Pts.

1. Chicago 25 16 6 3 35

2. St. Louis 24 14 7 3 31

3. San Jose 25 15 9 1 31

4. Anaheim 24 12 8 4 28

5. Edmonton 25 13 10 2 28

6. Los Angeles 24 13 10 1 27

7. Wild 23 11 8 4 26

8. Calgary 27 12 13 2 26

Standings through Jan. 15

Team GP W L OT Pts.

1. Wild 42 28 9 5 61

2. Chicago 46 27 14 5 59

3. Anaheim 46 24 13 9 57

4. Edmonton 45 23 15 7 53

5. San Jose 43 25 16 2 52

6. St. Louis 44 23 16 5 51

7. Calgary 46 23 20 3 49

8. Los Angeles 43 22 17 4 48