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Game 22 (Wild vs. Stars) Stats Breakdown

The Wild got out of Dallas with a win after blowing another 3-0 lead.

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On paper, the Dallas should have won last night's game..  The Wild were out-shot, out-possessed out-played through for large chunks of time.  Yet, in the end it didn't matter.  The Wild snuck five goals past Kari Lehtonen and gained two crucial points.

It's not a trend you want to see for the team going forward, but a win is a win.  Let's look at the stats:

Team Stats


Allowing an opposing team 45 shots on goal generally isn't a formula for winning.  The Wild relied on Darcy Kuemper to keep them in this game, especially in the third period.  The team just sat back too much after the first period and Dallas took advantage of just about every line.

Here's the shot attempt chart from War-on-ice.


You can see the Wild really lost control of the game after they took a 3-0 lead.

Individual Stats


It's not the prettiest chart.  The top line finally connected and put up some nice numbers.  Their film session with Mike Yeo seemed to pay off as they spent some nice shifts in the Dallas zone.  The rest of the team collectively struggled against Dallas' pressure. The group is going to have to step up against a much better Blues squad tonight.




Wild Three Stars of the Game

1. Thomas Vanek- Sure he had some turnovers, but he finally used his clutch scoring ability to tie the game and had a three point night.

2. Marco Scandella- The game winning goal and was a +3.

3. Zach Parise- Three assists and set the tempo for his line.

Next up: Tonight vs. St. Louis Blues, 7:00 PM
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