Eric Staal's appearance in Saturday's NHL All-Star game in St. Louis comes during a season where he cleared 1,200 games and 1,000 points on a probable path to the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Zach Parise's current goal-scoring burst, which started Jan. 14 in Pittsburgh, came on the heels of a 10-game goal drought.
The Wild embarked on the All-Star break five points back of a playoff spot after a 4-2 win against the Red Wings.
Festivities get underway Friday with the skills competition.
Eight different players tallied at least a point for the Wild, which enters the All-Star break and its ensuing bye week five points out of a playoff spot.
Coach Bruce Boudreau recaps the 4-2 win over the Red Wings on Wednesday.
A look back at Wednesday night's game.
Before going on the All-Star break and bye week, the Wild will host the Red Wings looking to bounce back from a loss to the Panthers on Monday.
"This game is about us, our character and how to bounce from a pretty heartbreaking night the other night," coach Bruce Boudreau said.
Is there a double-standard with how we view basketball fights, particularly in relation to hockey fights? In grappling with the “why” in the answer to that question, some theories are practical, others are uncomfortable.
First assembled as a checking line to thwart opponents' top producers, the trio of Marcus Foligno, Joel Eriksson Ek and Luke Kunin is now creating its own scoring chances.
This is the Wild's final game before an extended break for the NHL All-Star Game and bye week.
A survey of seven players in Russia's Kontinental Hockey League produced one answer when asked about the next star to go to the NHL: Wild prospect Kirill Kaprizov
The Panthers tied the game at 4-4 with about four minutes to play and won on what Wild coach Bruce Boudreau described as "just a crazy goal."
Coach Bruce Boudreau recaps the 5-4 loss to the Panthers on Monday.
Before the Wild fell apart late in the third period, there were plenty of positives in its play.
The Wild lost 5-4 to the Florida Panthers at Xcel Energy Center on Monday night.
Panthers winger Noel Acciari scored the winning goal with 5.6 seconds remaining.
The players sought more downtime, and when they got it, they won.
Muffing its lineup card before getting steamrolled on national television to continue a winless streak was a debacle that could have haunted the Wild.