Following Wild games, Managing Editor Mike Doyle will give the Five Takeaways that he remembers from the contest. Tonight, he looks back at a 4-3 shootout victory against the Boston Bruins:
The Wild needed a point to punch its ticket to the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and locked up the first wild-card spot and seventh seed in the process by earning a shootout win against the best team in the Eastern Conference, the Boston Bruins. Although the Wild learned it would be heading to the playoffs regardless of the outcome (we’ll get to that), but earning the way in feels so much better...Read More.
With a Stanley Cup Playoff spot locked up thanks to some help from the Columbus Blue Jackets earlier in the night, the Minnesota Wild chose to decide their playoff position.
Minnesota, which trailed by a goal for almost 19 minutes of the third period, tied the game with the extra attacker at 18:55 on a goal by Ryan Suter, and then won in the shootout, defeating the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Tuesday at Xcel Energy Center...Read More.