The Wild are ranked second in the Western Conference. They've managed to accomplish that with a lot of blocked shots and without Dany Heatley and Mikko Koivu. ESPN analyst Barry Melrose says the team has the makings for a playoff chance.
Wild hope to get top line going against Penguins
The NHL season is young, but Minnesota's top line is sputtering a bit. Going into tonight's game against Pittsburgh, Dany Heatley, Mikko Koivu and Devin Setoguchi have totaled just three goals so far for the Wild. In the last two games, they've gone without a point.