Tonight, the Wild played their 36th game of the season. Zach Parise scored his 17th goal of the season tonight, and got his 17th and 18th assist, giving him 35 points in the season thus far. Mikael Granlund scored a goal of his own, and assisted on Parise's goal, further solidifying himself as one of the 2 favorites to win ROY. The game was tied 3-3 in the third period with 7 minutes to go, when Ryan Suter sent a heavy shot from the blue line that went of the goaltenders shin pads, and was cleaned up by Brett Bulmer for the power play game wining goal. The game ended 5-3 in the Wild's favor, as Cal Clutterbuck sealed the win with an empty net goal with 8 seconds left.
The Wild moved 5 points ahead of Idle Chicago in the standings, to firm up their position at #4, and are now only 2 points behind St Louis for #3.