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Wild have 3 of league's best point producers since All-Star break

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Four games and four victories for the Minnesota Wild since the NHL All-Star break. They've beaten Chicago, Pittsburgh, Vegas and Arizona, with the win over the Penguins the only game they had at home in St. Paul. 

The stars of the four games have varied, but there has been consistent dominance from the three Wild skaters who are supposed to be their best scorers: Kirill Kaprizov, Matt Boldy and Joel Eriksson Ek. 

Since Feb. 6 (yes, it's only been eight days but it's been a good eight days), Boldy ranks tied fourth in the NHL with seven points (3 goals, 4 assists). Only Connor McDavid (10 points), Nic Suzuki (9 points) and Matthew Tkachuk (8 points) have more. 

Kaprizov and Eriksson Ek are tied for 11th with five points apiece. 

Kaprizov's 19 shots on goal (he had eight against Arizona Wednesday night) is tied for second most in the league behind New Jersey's Jack Hughes (24 shots). Boldy is right behind him with 18 shots on goal. 

It's hockey, so the Wild will go as far as their stars -- and goaltending -- will take them. If Kaprizov, Boldy and Eriksson Ek continue producing at a similar level the Wild should be able to stay in the Western Conference wild-card race over the final 30 games of the regular season. 

Kaprizov, Eriksson Ek and Boldy celebrate a goal together.

Kaprizov, Eriksson Ek and Boldy celebrate a goal together.