With Jason Pominville playing at a high level, the Minnesota Wild are putting together a solid run during this home-heavy portion of their schedule.
Now they'll try to keep it going by picking up their fifth win in six games Sunday night when they host a New Jersey Devils team hoping to regroup following a disheartening loss.
The surging Wild (7-4-3) have found a bit of a comfort zone during a stretch that includes six of seven games in St. Paul. They improved to 4-1 over this span with Friday's 4-3 victory over Montreal.
Minnesota's only defeat in that stretch came against Chicago on Monday -- two days after beating the defending Stanley Cup champions 5-3 at the United Center.
Pominville scored twice in that victory and had two more against the Canadiens, including the go-ahead tally with 5:28 remaining. The winger had four goals in 10 games after coming over in a trade from Buffalo last April, but now ranks among the NHL leaders with nine goals in 14 games.
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