Wilderness Walk - 4-20-2013: Getting Close to the End of the Season Edition

So much for being shorthanded on this scoring attempt... - Ezra Shaw

Good day, Wilderness! After that tough 6-1 loss to the Sharks in San Jose on Thursday, the Wild now have only 4 games remaining in the regular season. That leaves very little room for error, since any kind of a screw-up now could potentially take the Wild out of a playoff spot. The Wild start their final 3-game homestand of the season, starting tomorrow night with the Flames once again. The Wild came out successful against them earlier this week with a 4-3 victory in Calgary. In their previous home game against the Flames, they also came out victorious with a 2-1 shootout win. These last 2 days off for the Wild should help them play strong in these last 4 games. Now, let's take a Walk:

Wild News

Minnesota Wild still haven't shown they can beat a playoff team - TwinCities.com - These types of teams have been tough for the Wild to beat. We play another playoff team again come Tuesday when the Kings come to town (I'll be going to that game!).

The Minnesota Wild are on their way back to the Twin Cities | WDAY | Fargo, ND - This last homestand of the regular season is our start to staying in our playoff run. They should be able to win at least 2 out of 3 of these last home games.

Minnesota Wild: A night of firsts and worsts in blowout loss to San Jose " Wild Now - Letting up 6 goals in a game??!! Unacceptable.

Tending the Fields

With only 2 games left in their regular season, the Aeros have clenched the number 5 spot in the AHL western conference for the Calder Cup playoffs.

Wild moving Minor League team to Iowa - KDUZ - We have heard about this since last week, but now the move is official. The new team is going to be named the Iowa Wild (how original! - not), but that has not yet been confirmed by the Wild. The reason for the move is that the Wild were unable to renew their agreement with the Toyota Center in Houston.

Laxidasical Meanderings

The Minnesota Swarm have their last game of the NLL regular season against the Colorado Mammoth tonight at 7, at the Hive. The division semifinals start next week Friday, April 26th.

Off the Trail

Chicago edges Nashville in OT for seventh straight win - chicagotribune.com - Wow.

Red Wings and Devils facing spring of uncertainty - NHL - Brian Cazeneuve - SI.com - As of this writing, the Red Wings are in 9th place in the Western Conference, and the Devils are in 11th place in the Eastern Conference.

Brad Richards records first career hat trick as NY Rangers rout Buffalo Sabres - NY Daily News - Impressive.

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