The Minnesota Wild have been on quite the roll of late, winning each of their past 11 games. Their streak has pushed them up the standings and into a tight battle with the Chicago Blackhawks for the top spot in the Central Division.
The winning streak is impressive enough as is, but behind the streak and the team’s season are a plethora of statistics which are almost too good to believe.
Here’s one stat that perfectly sums up how crazy of a year it has been:
Boudreau on crazy stat I keep mentioning: "There has been one game that we've lost by more than one goal. it's not hard to be proud of them"
— Michael Russo (@Russostrib) December 28, 2016
Almost halfway through their 2016-17 schedule, the Wild have only lost one game by more than one goal. That loss happened on the road against the New York Islanders back on October 23rd when the Wild fell by a 6-3 score.
The Wild not only have a knack for winning both at home (12-3-0 record) and on the road (10-5-4 record), but they are always “in” every game they’ve played this year. Though they haven’t always emerged on the winning side, no one in the NHL has had an easy time escaping with a victory when the Wild are on the other side of the puck. The Wild have quickly turned into the team that no one likes to face.
Will the Wild be able to push their winning streak to 12 games? They’ll have to do it on Thursday against the one team that was able to beat them by a crooked number – the Islanders.