The Minnesota Wild's slump has officially become a skid after a lopsided 7-2 loss at Pittsburgh Tuesday night. The Wild fall below .500 with the loss (18-19-5), which was its sixth straight and 12th in 14 games.
Mo Williams scored a career-high 52 points to lead Minnesota to the win. The 52 points are also the most scored by any player in the NBA this season. Williams shot 19-33 from the floor including 6-11 from three point range while still dishing out seven assists in the win.
Matt Cooke scored the Wild’s lone goal at 15:08 of the third period, his third of the season. The Wild outshot Chicago 37-35 in the loss.
The Wild are now seven points out of a playoff spot with 41 games remaining in the season.
Mo Williams started at point guard for Minnesota and scored 23 points while dishing out 11 assists. Andrew Wiggins scored a team-high 25 points but missed a potential game-winning three pointer as time expired.
The Minnesota Wild continued their mid-season slump Tuesday with a disappointing 4-3 overtime loss to the San Jose Sharks at Xcel Energy Center. The Wild are now 18-15-5 on the season and are now six points out of a playoff spot in the Western Conference.
The Denver Nuggets sent the Timberwolves to their 12th straight loss Monday night with a 110-102 win at Target Center. The loss drops the Wolves to 5-28 on the season, and just 3-14 on their home court.
The Wild erased a 2-0, second period deficit with a trio of goals from Ryan Carter, Justin Fontaine and Marco Scandella. Scandella's game winner was his ninth goal of the season, fifth-best among all NHL defensemen.
The Minnesota Wild are looking to snap a five game losing skid Monday night when they take on the Jets in Winnipeg. The Jets sent the Wild to their most recent defeat with a 4-3 overtime decision on Saturday night in St. Paul.
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