The Minnesota Wild's 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoff run begins Thursday in Dallas, against the Stars. Though the series won't shift back to Minnesota until Monday, there will be plenty of events for fans throughout the week. For all the logistics and when and where things will be taking place, check here to find all the details.
Local Broadcast Information
Fans without a ticket can still tune in to FOX Sports North and listen to games on KFAN 100.3 FM, including extended pregame shows. Outside the local viewing area, each Wild-Stars game will be carried on national networks.
More information about the local broadcast schedule can be found here.
Pep Rally And Viewing Party
The Wild will host a Stanley Cup Playoff Pep Rally for Game 1 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 14 at Mears Park in downtown Saint Paul. The first 250 fans will receive a free grilled hot dog or hamburger along with chips and a beverage.
On Saturday, April 16, the Wild will host a free viewing party for Game 2 on the HD LED centerhung videoboard at Xcel Energy Center. Fans are encouraged make a cash donation upon entry to benefit Matt Olson, the Isanti, Minn., native who recently suffered a severe spinal cord injury playing hockey. The first 500 fans will receive an official playoff rally towel.
More information about the Pep Rally and Viewing Party can be found here.
More Tickets Available For Games 4 And 6
A limited number of Minnesota Wild playoff ticket holds were just released and may be purchased at Ticketmaster.com. Also, sign up at wild.com/gamedaytix to be notified via text when playoff tickets become available on the day of a game.
Pre-Game Party Before Game 4
The Minnesota Wild will host free pre-game parties for fans prior to each home Stanley Cup Playoff game next week at the expansive Cleveland Circle parking lot across W. 7th Street from Xcel Energy Center.
On Wednesday, April 20, the pre-game festivities will be held from 5 - 8 p.m., ahead of the 8:30 p.m. start for Game 4.
Pre-game festivities will include a DJ, the two-story Bud Light Mega Bar, playoff merchandise, Happy Hour pricing and NHL alumni autographs. The following four NHL alumni are scheduled (subject to change) to sign autographs at the pre-game party from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.:
- Chris Dahlquist
- Reed Larson
- Dan Mandich
- Tom Younghans
For more information, click here.
Official Minnesota Wild Bars
Hey Wild Fans, if you can’t attend the game check out one of the “Official Minnesota Wild Bars” to catch all the action. Enjoy great specials and the game with fellow Wild fans. Check out one these locations to root on your favorite team.
“FuelGood” with SuperAmerica
Starting with Game 3 of the Wild’s First Round playoff series you can earn 5 cents off every gallon of gas per Wild goal at SuperAmerica the day after a home playoff game.
Fuel even better knowing SA will match every cent you save to the Wild Foundation. #FuelGood #FuelingMinnesota
(Must present ticket to previous night’s Wild playoff game to cashier.)
Fans are encouraged to join the GameDay Tickets text notification list at wild.com/gamedaytix, designed to help fans get last-minute tickets to Wild home games that have limited availability. This is the best option for those without season tickets to score playoff tickets.
Stanley Cup Playoff merchandise is arriving daily and available at all three Hockey Lodge locations and online at stateofhockeystore.com.