As the Minnesota Wild continue their surge toward the postseason, the Phoenix Coyotes must find a way to prevent their playoff chances from slipping further away.
The Wild can extend their season-high winning streak to seven games by handing the visiting Coyotes a seventh straight defeat Wednesday night.
Zach Parise had two goals and an assist in Minnesota's highest-scoring game in four seasons, a 7-4 win at Dallas on Monday. The Wild (19-10-2) have outscored their last six opponents 27-14 as they continue to battle Vancouver for first place in the Northwest Division.
Aiming for its first playoff berth since 2008, Minnesota last won seven in a row Nov. 28-Dec. 10, 2011.
"I love the way that we're scoring goals," said coach Mike Yeo, whose team trailed three times and broke open a tie game with three straight third-period goals Monday. "There's skill involved, but it's matching our identity that we're a hard team. We're physical, we defend hard and we're going to be hard offensiv...