Only Score As Much As You Need

The Wild have scored 10 goals in their last 5 games (on the plus side they’ve only allowed 10 as well while going 3-2).  How long can the Wild score 2 goals a game and continue to pick up more than one point per game?

Going back farther, they have scored 41 goals since January 1 (16 games, just over 2.5 G/Gm, 9-6-1 record).

Here’s the thing, I don’t want to be a wet blanket about this team, but I stand by my earlier thoughts.  If the Wild make the playoffs it will be as a 7 or 8 seed.  They won’t be able to put the puck in the net, and it’ll be another first-round exit.

That being said, it was pretty sweet to beat Edmonton yesterday afternoon, and it moved the Wild into second in the division.  Given the fact that Calgary is struggling right now, perhaps the Wild can get on a roll and close the gap and make the last month of the season interesting.

Current standings

Calgary -40 San Jose -21
Minnesota -47 Detroit -29
Vancouver -48 Chicago -36
Edmonton -50 Calgary -40
Colorado -55 Dallas -45
Minnesota -47
Vancouver -48
Los Angeles -49
Edmonton -50
Columbus -51
Nashville -53
Anaheim -53
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