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Joel Eriksson Ek secured his first point of the season — an assist — in his 100th career game Friday against the Ducks. On Sunday, he picked up a goal.
On the brink of the finale of a seven-game trek, more than a few insights have emerged, but one is particularly clear: The Wild is a competitive bunch that has developed a knack for winning.
The Wild won for the ninth time in 11 games, and improved to 4-0 on the season in second game of a back-to-back.
Nino Niederreiter wasn't getting rewarded for his continued efforts, so the lack of scoring production started to take its toll mentally. He finally broke through for a goal Thursday night.
Heading into Thursday, the Wild's blue line boasted 34 points and the unit's 14 goals ranked second in the NHL.
Nino Niederreiter buried his first goal this season – and first in 28 games overall – to get the ball rolling on the Wild's 3-1 road victory over the Kings.
NHL Insider: Working through a franchise-record seven consecutive road games, Wild players have been reacquainted with life out of a suitcase - and dining at some of the finest restaurants in North America.
After twice battling back from two-goal deficits, the Wild finally had no answer for Barclay Goodrow's unasssisted third-period goal.
Moves made by the Wild during the summer didn't do a lot to excite its fans but have played a key role in the team getting off to one of the best starts in the NHL.
Nine different Wild players contributed to the offense, including rookie defenseman Nick Seeler scoring his first career goal and Eric Staal scoring his 400th.