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3 reasons why the Wild are off to a hot start

A look at just how good this Wild team has been.
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The Minnesota Wild picked up a 4-0 win over the Buffalo Sabers on Thursday night – giving the team a 5-2-1 record on the year. Here's a look at three key stats that show why they're off to such a hot start.

16 goal-scorers

Minnesota is also in first place in the Central Division while getting production from the entire team. Every skater on the Wild's roster has at least 1 point, and the team had 16 different goal-scorers.

1.67 GAA

They've also gotten stellar goaltending from Devan Dubnyk, who leads the West with a 1.67 goals-against average and a .944 save percentage.

In fact, since the Wild acquired Dubnyk in January 2015, he leads the NHL in shutouts and is second in wins, SV% and GAA during that stretch.

27 goals

Another statistic the Wild are leading the way in: goals scored. They enter play on Friday Oct. 28 atop the Western Conference with 27 goals.

Ryan Suter is tops on the Wild with 9 points this season. He's also tied for the team high in goals with Eric Staal and Charlie Coyle at 3.

Minnesota has a big test on Saturday night when they welcome the Dallas Stars – which knocked the Wild out of the playoffs last season, and feature two premiere players in Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin.

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