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Wild Has Chance To Eliminate Stars

by Glen Andresen / Minnesota Wild

For many Minnesota hockey fans, the ultimate revenge on the Dallas Stars for leaving the State of Hockey was a 6-0 drubbing in the first meeting between the Wild and Stars in December of 2000. But Sunday's game will present a pretty sweet opportunity for fans who would love to see the Stars eliminated from playoff contention because of a loss to the Wild. 

Going into Sunday, the Stars are the only team with a chance to take over the eighth and final playoff spot. They can only do that if the Chicago Blackhawks lose in regulation to the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday morning, and with a win over the Wild on Sunday evening. It will be the NHL's last regular season game.

The Stars have won the first three meetings of the season with the Wild, and the last six dating back to last year. Minnesota, which has been riddled with injuries over the last week, could get some players back for the final game of the season. The club did reassign Jed Ortmeyer to Houston on Saturday morning.

The game against the Stars will also mark the final Fan Appreciation game of the season. Fans will receive a Year Ten commemorative print as they enter Xcel Energy Center, along with the opportunity to register for more prizes throughout the game. To get into the game, click here.
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