Following Wild games, Managing Editor Mike Doyle will give the Five Takeaways that he'll remember from each contest. Today, he'll look back at a 3-1 win over the Avalanche in Colorado:
With a win tonight, the Wild has punched a ticket to the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2008. It sure wasn’t easy, but to borrow a line from Jimmy Dugan, “The hard is what makes it great.” Read more.
The drought is over for the Minnesota Wild, who are heading to the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time in five years.
Needing a win to secure the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference, the Wild held off the Colorado Avalanche 3-1 on Saturday at the Pepsi Center.
The Wild will meet the Presidents' Trophy-winning Chicago Blackhawks in the opening round. The Wild and Columbus Blue Jackets each finished with 55 points, but Minnesota gained the postseason berth because it had two more wins than Columbus... Read more