According to Elias, Minnesota Wild center Matt Cullen has been at his best against Northwest Division opponents.
Cullen has 17 points in 17 games against Calgary, Vancouver, Edmonton and Colorado. He has six multi-point games against division competition.
He has 16 points in 32 interdivisn games, with two multi-point games.
What does this all mean? Cullen could be a major player in Minnesota’s race to get into the playoffs. The Wild (30-20-5) are currently in eighth place in the Western Conference.
The Wild is second in the Northwest to a talented Vancouver team (81 points), and just one point ahead of Calgary in the division.
Minnesota hosts Vancouver at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Xcel Energy Center.
Cullen has 10 goals and 23 assists in 51 games for the Wild this season.