The Minnesota Wild missed an opportunity to retake the 2nd wildcard spot in the Western Conference after falling at home to Colorado 3-1 Tuesday night. Zach Parise scored the lone Minnesota goal on a power play in the 2nd period and Devan Dubnyk had 35 saves.
The Minnesota Wild lost at home to the Dallas Stars Thursday night. Dallas scored 3 goals within 2 minutes early in the 2nd period to take a 3-0 lead. Jason Zucker scored on a power play in the 2nd for Minnesota's only goal. Devan Dubnyk had 27 saves.
The Minnesota Wild earned 3 of a possible 4 points in their weekend games and are currently sitting with 71 points and in a Western Conference wildcard spot. This is all happening despite the selling off of players over the past month.
The Minnesota Wild are a new look team after trading Nino Neiderreiter, Mikael Granlund, Matt Hendricks and Charlie Coyle before the trade deadline. Star Tribune Sports Columnist Jim Souhan joined me on WJON today. He suggested that Jason Zucker will be the next to be dealt after the season.
New Jersey came from down 4-1 in the 2nd period to beat the Minnesota Wild 5-4 in overtime Friday night. Minnesota got goals from Brad Hunt, Joel Ericksson Ek, Nick Seeler and Mikael Granlund. Devan Dubnyk had 23 saves for Minnesota.