Minnesota Wild young guns playing as high-scoring first line for Iowa Wild's playoff run

Even though the Minnesota Wild are not playing in the Stanley Cup Playoffs right now, there is another Wild team doing well so far in the postseason.

There are also three big reasons why the Iowa Wild, Minnesota’s AHL affiliate, are scoring so much.

Jordan Greenway, Ryan Donato and Luke Kunin hoped they’d be in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, but after Minnesota’s season ended early, the trio found themselves playing for a Calder Cup instead.

The three Wild regulars are playing as the Iowa Wild’s top line. Their mission is to keep improving personally and to help their team advance in the postseason.

Iowa has been 5-0 since Kunin, Greenway and Donato have joined the team. The team, coached by Tim Army, now has a 2-0 series lead over the Milwaukee Admirals after a 6-1 win in game 2.

Former Wild players like Matt Read and Nate Prosser know what it’s like to go down to Iowa and play. There’s no jealousy among the guys who’ve been in Iowa all season long, either. In fact, they are welcoming in the new young guns.

The power line of Kunin, Greenway and Donato are racking up points in the first two playoff games. Kunin has notched 3 goals and an assist, Donato picked up 4 assists and Greenway has 2 assists.

Game 3 is Thursday night in Milwaukee.