Granlund leads Wild

Published 8:57 am Monday, February 6, 2017

Mikael Granlund had family in attendance for his first career hat trick. In fact, his brother Markus had a stellar view of the whole thing.

Mikael Granlund got three goals against his younger brother’s team, helping the Minnesota Wild beat the Vancouver Canucks 6-3 on Saturday night.

Granlund has the longest point streak of the season at 12 games, and on Saturday, he eclipsed his previous career highs in goals and points. He has 15 goals and 33 assists, and he’s a big reason why the Wild sit atop the Western Conference standings with a 34-12-5 record.

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“Well, a hat trick really doesn’t happen too often,” Mikael Granlund said. “I don’t even remember if I’ve ever done that, so obviously it’s fun, but I’m even more glad we got the win and we are on right path again.”