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Wild hold moment of silence for Prince before Game 6

Minnesota-born music icon died Thursday

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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild held a moment of silence for Prince before Game 6 of the Western Conference First Round against the Dallas Stars on Sunday.

Playing at home for the first time since the music icon died Thursday at age 57 in his Paisley Park home and recording studio in Chanhassen, Minn., about a 30 minute drive west of Xcel Energy Center, the Wild also warmed up with Prince's 1982 hit "1999" playing in the arena. 

The Wild, who put a purple hue on the team Twitter account image Thursday, made Prince a major part of their pregame sound and light presentation, with a guitar solo and purple laser effects.

Video: DAL@MIN, Gm6: Wild hold moment of silence for Prince

Prince's 1984 hit "Let's Go Crazy" served as the Wild's goal song instead of Joe Satriani's "Crowd Chant."

Game staff also laid out rally towels on the seats before the game in the shape of Prince's "Love Symbol #2."

There were other smaller tributes as well; the illuminated pine trees on the game scoreboard were lit with purple LED lights, and team staff also spelled out 'PRINCE' in pucks on the boards before warmups.

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