Preview: Bruins @ Wild: Clinch Our Hearts

Hannah Foslien

The Wild have an opportunity to clinch their second straight playoff appearance.

With 94 points already this season, the Wild need just one more to clinch a spot in the playoffs, and two points would clinch the #7 seed in the West. Minnesota returns home to begin a three-game homestand to end their regular season. Minnesota has played well against Boston in the past, posting a 10-2-1 mark all time against the Bruins. Minnesota finished its road schedule with a 1-0 win in Winnipeg Monday, going 17-17-7 on the road this season. The Wild earned points in seven of its last eight road games.

Once again Bryz was money, and was eating up the Winnipeg-faithful. He recorded his second consecutive shutout on Monday night, extending his shutout streak to 142:15. Bryz is 8-0-5 with a 1.65 GAA, .936 SV% with three shutouts in his last 13 starts, having not recorded a regulation loss since Jan. 24. Bryz was also the third wild goaltender to record a shutout for Minnesota this season. Ever since David Blane said he needed to step things up, Chawlieee has done just that. Coyle netted the game-winning goal at Winnipeg to extend his point streak to four games (2-3=5) tying his career-high.

Although having success against the best team in the East, the Wild will have their hands full. Jarome Iginla, has conquered Minnesota in his career. Iginla is the all-time leader against the Wild in points (67), goals (37), shots (236), game-winning goals (10) and is tied for 1st in plus-minus rating (+19). Jarome Iginla is luckily scratched tonight, but Tuka Rask is 2-1-0 with a 1.30 GAA and a .958 SV% in three starts vs. Minnesota. We can do this Wilderness! Bring us to lord Stanley's Tournament.

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