Road Kill: Minnesota Wild's Road Woes Continue with 4-2 Loss at Dallas

Nick MaxsonCorrespondent IFebruary 3, 2010

DALLAS - FEBRUARY 02:  Goaltender Wade Dubielewicz #31 of the Minnesota Wild defends the net against Steve Ott #29 of the Dallas Stars in the third period at American Airlines Center on February 2, 2010 in Dallas, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Minnesota suffered its NHL worst 19th loss of the season on the road Tuesday with a 4-2 loss against Dallas.

The defeat Tuesday also marked the 12th straight loss at the American Airlines Center for the Wild.

With only nine regulation wins this season, only four teams in the league have fewer road wins than Minnnesota.

The Wild are six points out of a playoff spot sitting in the 12th spot in the Western Conference.

Minnesota, with 58 points trail Calgary, Dallas, and Anaheim before hitting Detroit and Nashville tied at 64 points on the playoff bubble.

The Wild will have a chance to get back into winning pattern with a five-game homestand starting Thursday and lasts all the way up until the Olympic break.

However if Minnesota is to contend for the playoffs it must find a way to win on the road.

Even with the team's fifth best home record in the Western Conference, that wont be enough to get you deep in the playoffs if you cant pull off a win on the road.

With the Olympic break nearing and the trading season underway hopefully Minnesota can find the right solution and make a late push towards the playoffs.

It will have to be a strong last 26 games for Minnesota, every game and every point  will have to be fought for if the Wild are going to make it to the post-season.