Wilderness Walk 4/7/12: Last Game Day Edition of the Season

ST PAUL, MN - MARCH 19: Devin Setoguchi #10 of the Minnesota Wild congratulates Josh Harding #37 after a shutout win against the Vancouver Canucks on March 19, 2012 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. The Wild defeated the Canucks 2-0. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

This is it, the end of another season in which the Wild find themselves out of the playoffs. We are going to have a lot to say over the next few weeks, looking back on a craptastic season for a team mired in mediocrity.

It has been a long and hard season to cover. Thank you all for being part of it and making the job that much more entertaining. We truly appreciate all of you.

Wild News & Game Preview

NHL Playoffs 2012: Coyotes Still In Running For Pacific Title After Beating Blues - SBNation.com
The Phoenix Coyotes jumped into third place in the Western Conference in Game 81 of their regular season, pulling one point ahead of the Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks in the Pacific Division.

NHL suspends Wild's Prosser for last game of the season | StarTribune.com
Defenseman Nate Prosser has been suspended one game by the NHL for head-butting Jamal Mayers. He'll be eligible to return to Houston after the Wild's finale.

Fredheim, Genoway Coming up - Minnesota Wild
With one game remaining in the season, the Wild has recalled two defensemen under emergency conditions. Kris Fredheim and Chay Genoway have been recalled from the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League (AHL). Genoway will make his NHL debut and become the 47th player to skate for the Wild this season.

Yeo, Wild seek to end season on high note
Never in the 33-year NHL history of the Phoenix Coyotes' franchise has it won a division title. Not as the Winnipeg Jets, and not in any of its previous stops in the Smythe, Norris and Central divisions. All of that would change with a victory Saturday night.

Tale of two seasons was a first-year test for Yeo | StarTribune.com
The Wild was the first team to hit 20 victories and 40 points, the best road team in the NHL, the league's best comeback team and the national media began pumping Yeo's tires as the potential Coach of the Year. That's why Yeo is "embarrassed" that his first year as the Wild coach will conclude after Saturday's regular-season finale against his mentor, Dave Tippett, and the Phoenix Coyotes.

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