Zach Parise and Ryan Suter are clicking at the same time, and it's leading to good things for the Minnesota Wild.
Minnesota hopes its pair of $98-million acquisitions can keep it going Saturday as the club seeks its second win over the Colorado Avalanche in three days.
The Wild are 8-4-0 since a 6-6-2 start and have won three of their past four, beating visiting Colorado 5-3 in the opener of this home-and-home set Thursday.
Parise wasted no time in making an impact for his new team with nine points in the first five games before slowing down with three in the next 12. Suter's start was more measured, with nine points in his first 17 contests.
The duo, though, has combined for 21 points over the last nine games - including three assists from Suter and two from Parise on Thursday - with Minnesota going 6-3-0 over that stretch.
One goal in the second period Thursday embodied almost exactly what the team hoped for when it signed Parise and Suter to identical 13-year contrac...