After a two-day break that even Wild Head Coach Mike Yeo said felt like a long time, the Wild went right back to work today at Xcel Energy Center.
After a must-win Game 3, the Minnesota Wild took a much-needed day off. With the victory, the Wild pulled to within a game, 2-1, in the best-of-seven Second Round matchup against the Chicago Blackhawks.
The Minnesota Wild doesn’t need a pair of ruby red skates to remind it there’s no place like home. Tonight the club looks to climb back into its Second Round series against the Chicago Blackhawks at Xcel Energy Center.
In the words of Charlie Coyle, “we’ve been here before.” And it wasn’t that long ago.
Hours before the Kentucky Derby was set to start, the Wild was back on the ice at Chicago’s United Center for a swift practice the day after falling a furlong behind the Blackhawks in the Second Round race to four wins.
Last season, the Minnesota Wild’s postseason hopes were flashed fried in a quick five games by the eventual Stanley Cup Champion, Chicago Blackhawks. If revenge is a dish best served cold, the Wild looks to turn the United Center into a meat locker in Game 1 against the Blackhawks tonight.
There’s nothing quite like a Game 7 in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Two teams evenly matched through six grueling contests, leaving it all out on the ice for a winner-take-all elimination game.
Get your Minnesota Wild Game 7 celebration on, Saint Paul style.
It was a common phrase yesterday, and it was muttered time and again today — facing elimination in Game 6, the Wild has its back against the wall.
Tomorrow night, Minnesota will once again host Colorado in the Playoffs, but there’s an added twist: it’s the first elimination game of the series.