Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 2/24/12
The Minnesota Wild have picked up the pace following a brutal two week stretch. Keeping things going, however, could prove difficult with a visit to Dallas up next. The Wild try to avoid a 16th consecutive road loss to the Stars, who return home Friday night following an impressive two-game trip. Minnesota (27-24-9), which was limited to nine goals during an 0-5-2 skid Feb. 4-18 that began with a 2-1 shootout loss at Dallas seems to have since turned a corner. Four days after beating Boston 2-0, the Wild pulled out a 3-2 shootout victory at Florida on Thursday. "Both times we got pucks to the net, we had a guy standing there for the rebound and it paid off," said Kyle Brodziak, who scored his 16th goal. "It's a good recipe that we've got to stick with." Minnesota sits on the outside of the Western Conference playoff picture, but remains just three points behind the eighth-place Stars (31-26-4). "It was nice to get that extra point," said center Matt Cullen, who also scored befo...
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