Wild' attack on pace to shatter team record.


Wild' attack on pace to shatter team record.

Minnesota's offense is scoring like Wild.

By averaging 3.35 goals per game in Bruce Boudreau's first season behind the bench, the Wild are on pace for approximately 275 in 82 games. This puts the Wild on pace to set a new single-season goals record, and by a huge margin.

The Wild's three previous highest scoring seasons were in 2006-07 (225 goals/ 2.74 GPG), 2005-06 (226 goals/ 2.76 GPG) and 2014-15 (227 goals/ 2.77 GPG). 

The most impressive statistic may be the fact that the Wild don't yet have a 20-goal scorer this year. Minnesota is a top-four team in terms of goals scored this season, but are getting contributions from everywhere. The Wild's goal-scoring leaders are as follows: Nino Niederreiter (17), Jason Zucker-Mikko Koivu-Eric Staal (16), Mikael Granlund (15), Charlie Coyle (13), Chris Stewart (11), Erik Haula-Zach Parise-Jason Pominville (10). 

Only the Washington Capitals come close to sporting the same kind of offensive depth as Minnesota.

The Wild also remain one of the NHL's best clubs in terms of goals allowed, which coupled with these prolific scoring stats, could mean a very dangerous run in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.