If fans blinked at the beginning of the second period Tuesday night, there's a good chance they missed the Minnesota Wild go bonkers with the fastest four goals in team history.
In a span of just 3:28, the Wild scored four times, with goals coming from Nino Niederreiter, Zach Parise, Daniel Winnik and MVP candidate Eric Staal.
The Wild went on to beat the Hurricanes 6-2, improving to 38-22-7, good for third place in the Central Division.
Staal's first goal of the game came 4:35 into the first period, giving the Wild a 1-0 lead as he continued his torrid scoring run. His 36 goals are tied fourth in the NHL, trailing only Alexander Ovechkin, Evgeni Malkin and Patrick Laine.
Meanwhile, it's almost impossible to beat the Wild at Xcel Energy Center. The win improved their NHL leading home record to 24-5-6, and they're a stunning 20-1-5 in their last 26 at home, with their only regulation loss coming against Washington on Feb. 15.
The state hockey tournament takes over the X the next four days so the Wild will hit the road Friday and Saturday with games against Vancouver and Edmonton.