Wild Six (or so) Pack – Vol. 5

ANAHEIM 4 – MINNESOTA 5 (SO)
MINNESOTA 5 – NASHVILLE 3

MINNESOTA 0 – PHOENIX 2
MINNESOTA 1 – COLORADO 0
MINNESOTA 2 – CALGARY 1 (OT)

MINNESOTA 3 – VANCOUVER 4
COLUMBUS 1 – MINNESOTA 2

Record Home Away Goal Diff. EV-Time EVGF EVGA EVGF/60 EVGA/60
Games 1-7 1-6-0 1-0-0 0-6-0 –10 310:29 7 21 1.35 4.04
Games 8-14 4-3-0 3-1-0 1-2-0 –1 349:12 10 11 1.72 1.89
Games 15-20 2-2-2 1-1-0 1-1-2 0 288:02 13 7 2.71 1.46
Games 21-26 4-1-1 3-1-1 1-0-0 2 297:00 12 12 2.42 2.42
Games 27-33 5-2-0 2-0-0 3-2-0 2 352:29 14 10 2.38 1.70
TOTAL 16-14-3 10-3-1 6-11-2 –7 1597:12 56 61 2.10 2.29

One more section and we’ll be halfway through the season.  If the next section goes as well as the last two, the Wild may find themselves on the right side of the playoff line (currently 4 points back of 8th-place Detroit).  The amazing thing is that the Wild have managed to go 15-8-3 with only a +3 goal differential.  That’s a lot of wins in close games for Minnesota.  If they can keep that up, it will serve them well in the second half, when everyone tightens up their game a bit, looking for those extra points to keep them close in the playoff race.

PP Time PPGF SHGA PPGF/60 SHGA/60
Games 1-7 61:36 8 1 7.79 0.97
Games 8-14 39:09 5 2 7.66 3.07
Games 15-20 43:18 3 2 4.16 2.77
Games 21-26 39:44 5 0 7.55 0.00
Games 27-33 35:41 3 0 5.04 0.00
TOTAL 219:28 24 5 6.56 1.37
SH Time SHGF PPGA SHGF/60 PPGA/60
Games 1-7 51:03 0 3 0.00 3.53
Games 8-14 38:34 0 3 0.00 4.67
Games 15-20 38:40 1 8 1.55 12.41
Games 21-26 34:44 0 3 0.00 5.18
Games 27-33 39:41 0 5 0.00 7.56
TOTAL 202:42 1 22 0.30 6.51

The penalty looks kind of bad for these seven games due to the Sedin twins having their way with Josh Harding.  At this point I’m more worried about the power play.  It hasn’t really been consistently effective in almost 20 games.  Combine those two and the power play and penalty kill are almost even over the course of the season.

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