FRIDAY'S STORY LINE: Where is the depth? Where is the secondary scoring? In the first five games of the season, those questions were constantly fired at coach Mike Yeo. The top line of Zach Parise, Mikko Koivu and Dany Heatley has been as advertised. The three were dominant from the get-go and combined for 10 of Minnesota's 13 goals in the first five games. Still the question was when the secondary scoring would chip in.
The last two games, against Columbus and Chicago, the reinforcements have arrived. The last four Wild goals have been scored by players not named Parise, Koivu or Heatley. Cal Clutterbuck, who scored his first goal of the season Wednesday against the Blackhawks, said it helps relieve some pressure.
"You want to help your teammates win games as much as you can," Clutterbuck said. "And when you have those a couple of tough games in a row and you haven't scored yet, as the second and third line, it sort of wears on you and it gets tough."
Matt Cullen also netted his fi...