Originally posted on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 11/19/13
The Minnesota Wild opened November by pulling out a win overthe Montreal Canadiens. They've continued to pile up victories and pointssince.The Wild look to extend their season-high win streak to fiveand push their point streak to nine in Tuesday night's rematch with theCanadiens.Minnesota (13-4-4) is 7-0-1 this month, a run that beganwith a 4-3 home victory over Montreal on Nov. 1. The Wild blew a two-goal leadin the third period but Jason Pominville had the tiebreaking score with 5:28left.The eight-game surge has left Minnesota at 10-1-1 in itslast 12. Each of the Wild's four straight wins have been by one goal, andthey've scored late in the previous three to keep the win streak going.Mikko Koivu's goal with 3:12 remaining broke a tie in a 2-1victory over Winnipeg on Sunday."Once (the Jets) tied it up, I thought somethingclicked," coach Mike Yeo said. "It was the same as (a 3-2 win overFlorida on Friday) where we said, 'We're going to take charge now.' It'sleadership."Minnesota will now try for its longest point streak since ateam-record 9-0-1 run March 8-27, 2007.The Wild's current win streak is their longest since lastseason's best, a seven-game run March 14-27. Josh Harding is likely to get thechance to add to it Tuesday as he looks to continue his spectacular play innet.Harding is 12-2-2 with a 1.25 goals-against average afterSunday's victory. With back-to-back games against Montreal and Ottawa to openthis four-game road trip, though, he may get one of the two off."We're very confident when he's in net. When he seesthe puck, he's going to stop it. He's been pretty impressive this season,"forward Zach Parise said.Backup Niklas Backstrom is dealing with an upper-body injurysuffered in a collision with Toronto's Nazem Kadri on Wednesday. Kadri wassuspended three games for the hit, which has forced Minnesota to call up DarcyKuemper to back up Harding. Kuemper might start Wednesday.The Wild are 2-0-2 in their last four road games and willface a Canadiens team that's scored 12 goals in its past seven overallcontests. Montreal (10-9-2) is coming off a 1-0 loss to the New York Rangers onSaturday.Though they've struggled to generate consistent scoring, theCanadiens have converted 24.0 percent (6 for 25) of their power-play chances inthe last eight games.New York scored with Montreal short-handed. The Canadienshave killed off 29 of 32 penalties.Despite his team getting outshot 34-22, Carey Price allowedone goal for a second straight game but suffered his second consecutive loss."It's a game of inches," coach Michel Therriensaid. "They capitalized on the power play and we had chances on ours anddidn't capitalize."We worked, and if we keep working like that goodthings are going to happen."Pominville had two goals and an assist against Montrealearlier this month. 
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