Jason Pominville RW MIN 4 Hrs

Pominville scored his first goal since the season opener in Thursday's win over the Coyotes.

After notching two points on opening night, Pominville went scoreless in three straight games, so with the Wild having a light schedule in the early going, he ended up going two weeks between goals. Coming off last year's 60-point effort, there's no reason Pominville shouldn't be right around that mark again unless he suffers an injury.

Jason Pominville RW MIN 14 Days

Pominville was credited with an assist and the game-winning goal in Thursday's 5-0 victory over the Avalanche.

Pominville was one of four Minnesota skaters to come away with multiple points on the evening, as the Wild outshot the Avs by a 48-16 margin. The blowout victory resulted in coach Mike Yeo reducing the minutes of his top-six forwards in the third period, with Pominville finished with 15:01 of ice time, about three and a half minutes less than he averaged in 2013-14.

Jason Pominville RW MIN 17 Days

Pominville had a strong preseason, finishing with three goals and five assists in four games played.

Even at 31, Pominville continued to put up good numbers last season with 30 goals and 30 assists and is projected to put up similar numbers this year. Pominville will be paired up with either Mikael Granlund or Mikko Koivu at center and Zach Parise on the other wing on the Wild's first line, so Pominville will see ample playing time this season.

Jason Pominville RW MIN 22 Days

Pominville had a natural hat trick in Minnesota's win over Pittsburgh on Monday.

Pominville, while often undervalued, should post a solid season this year, especially if he stays on Minnesota's top line with Zach Parise and Mikael Granlund.

Jason Pominville RW MIN 6 Months

Jason Pominville contributed two assists in Game 3 to help the Wild earn a 4-0 triumph against Chicago.

In 10 postseason games, he has one goal on 23 shots to go with seven helpers. The trio of Pominville, Mikael Granlund and Zach Parise picked up two points apiece to help Minnesota cut the Blackhawks' series lead in half.

Jason Pominville RW MIN 6 Months

Jason Pominville recorded a goal and added an assist in a 5-2 win over Colorado in Game 6 on Monday night.

He scored his first goal of the series into an empty net in the contest. Pominville has produced five points in his last four games.

Jason Pominville RW MIN 6 Months

Jason Pominville led the Wild with 30 goals in regular season, but he hasn't found the back of the net in the playoffs.

"Not at all," he said when asked if he feels pressure to score goals. "I don't want to add any pressure to do anything more. I don't want to go out of my way to start cheating and looking for offense. You can bring a lot of different things to the team when you're on the ice aside from scoring. Obviously, you'd like to score. I would like to get on board. But I can't start cheating and creating something that maybe isn't there by not sticking to the plan or system." Pominville has earned an assist in each of the Wild's last three games.

Jason Pominville RW MIN 6 Months

Jason Pominville is on a three-game point streak.

Pominville registered an assist in each of those contests. He has 12 goals and 18 assists in 51 career playoff contests.

Jason Pominville RW MIN 6 Months

Jason Pominville tied for 16th in the NHL with 30 goals, led the Wild with 60 points and recorded three points twice in Minnesota's final three regular-season games.

So the team obviously is counting on Pominville to help out in a big way in the first round of the playoffs, when Minnesota faces the Colorado Avalanche. Pominville, 31, often is overshadowed by captain Mikko Koivu and second-leading scorer Zach Parise, but there is no doubt the Wild will be expecting production from Pominville against the Avalanche. "He can do it in so many different ways," NBC analyst Pierre McGuire said. "He's a 5-on-5 scorer, he's a power-play threat, both from the top of the circle and also up by the blue line because he's a great distributor and he can also shoot the wicked one-timer. You put it all together, and he might be the most well-rounded player on their team in terms of being a pure scorer, a really good defensive player and a special teams specialist. There are other guys that are flashier - Koivu, Parise. But Jason Pominville just does his job all the time."

Jason Pominville RW MIN 6 Months

Jason Pominville scored a goal and had two assists in the Minnesota Wild's 7-3 loss to the visiting Nashville Predators Sunday night.

The former Sabre completes the regular season with respectable numbers -- 30 goals and 30 assists. Erik Haula (sixth) and Zach Parise (29th) also scored goals for the Wild Sunday. Minnesota entered play Sunday without a regulation loss in its past seven games. That streak came to an ugly end in its final regular-season tuneup before the Stanley Cup playoffs. As the Western Conference's first wild card, Minnesota will face the Colorado Avalanche in the opening playoff round, beginning Thursday.