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Staal, Zucker have a chance to make history for the Wild

Jason Zucker scored his 30th goal of the season Saturday night.

Jason Zucker's 30th goal of the season helped give the Wild a 4-1 win – head coach Bruce Boudreau's 500th career win – over the NHL-leading Nashville Predators Saturday night in St. Paul. 

With the goal, Zucker and Eric Staal (39 goals) are the first Wild teammates to reach 30+ goals in the same season in a decade. 

In fact, Marian Gaborik and Brian Rolston are the only other duo in Wild history to do it. 

  • 2007-08: Gaborik (42), Rolston (31)
  • 2006-07: Rolston (31), Gaborik (30)
  • 2005-06: Gaborik (38), Rolston (34)

Zach Parise (30 goals) and Jason Pominville (29 goals) came close in 2013-14. 

With 8 games to go Staal and Zucker need to combine for just 5 more goals in order to be the most prolific scoring duo in Wild history. 

Minnesota is back on the ice Sunday at 6:30 p.m. against the Boston Bruins. 

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