3 Reasons Why the Minnesota Wild Can Win the Stanley Cup

The Wild are on fire, winning 21 of their last 25 games, and they've cemented their case as one of the favorites in the Western Conference. What makes this group so good?

The Minnesota Wild have been the best team in the Western Conference this season, and they've arguably been the best team in the league.

The Wild lead the Western Conference in points, and their plus-51 goal differential not only paces the West -- it's 31 goals better than the next-best team (Edmonton Oilers at plus-20). They've been a surprising offensive juggernaut, too. Leading the West in goals scored while also allowing the fewest goals in the conference.

They entered the All-Star break with wins in 21 of their last 25 games. Las Vegas has them at +300 to win the Western Conference, the second-best odds behind the Chicago Blackhawks (+275).

A deeper dive into the stats shows us that the Wild are every bit as legit as their fast start makes it seem.

Let's take a look.