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 6-1 loss to the Oilers:
Clearly not the start, middle or outcome the Wild was looking for tonight. If you have this game recorded on your DVR and were holding off on watching, just delete it. The good news, the Wild will get a chance to hit the delete button on this game, as the club gets another chance to clinch a postseason spot tomorrow on the road against the Colorado Avalanche... Read more
A sellout crowd came to Xcel Energy Center on Friday night ready to celebrate the Minnesota Wild's return to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. They left quietly after the Edmonton Oilers spoiled the party.
The Oilers' 6-1 victory in front of a stunned audience left the Wild still needing some combination of two points to clinch their first playoff berth since 2008. The Wild needs a road win against the Colorado Avalanche or a loss by the Columbus Blue Jackets against Nashville on Saturday. If each team gets one point, the Wild will qualify via a tiebreaker... Read more