ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild can clinch a berth in the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a victory in regulation or overtime against the Winnipeg Jets at Xcel Energy Center on Monday (8 p.m. ET; TSN3, FS-N).
A Jets victory in regulation would move them within two points of the Wild, who hold the first wild card into the playoffs from the Western Conference.
"You want to be in a situation like this," Wild captain Mikko Koivu said. "We gave ourselves a chance to do this. But at the same time you want to prepare the right way and that it's not going to get over the top. You have to handle your emotions."