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Wilderness Walk: Game Day Edition

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Well folks, here it is. The last regular season game of the season. The good news? The Wild are in the playoffs for the third consecutive year. The bad news? Nothing.

Lot's of things going on the last day of the NHL season. Oh and did you know if the Wild beat the Blues in regulation and the Chicago Blackhawks lose to the Colorado Avalanche in regulation then the Wild will have finished the season in third place in the Central division? Would I be crossing the line if I told everybody to cheer for the Avs?

Beware that the Wild-Blues game is at 2 p.m. today so don't miss it!

Wild News

Season finale will only help determine Wild's playoff opponent | Star Tribune
Lot's of different scenarios going on for today. Bottom line: who we play tonight is who we will probably play in the first round. Today's game is basically a playoff game and look for both teams trying to set the series tone tonight.

Super 16: Growth of analytics during 2014-15 season a boon for hockey fans - Super 16: NHL Power Rankings
I'm actually surprised on where the Wild are in this Super 16 list.

Ryan Suter, Zach Parise bonded through fathers' deaths, tough times with Minnesota Wild - NHL.com - NHL Insider
Nice piece on Suter, Parise and their fathers.

NBC Sports Group to air three games on ‘Super Saturday,’ including Wild-Blues and B’s-Bolts | ProHockeyTalk
It's like Super Tuesday only it's on Saturday. And it's about hockey and not politics. So it's really nothing like Super Tuesday afterall.

How the Minnesota Wild Did the Impossible
I still don't understand how we even mathematically have a chance to finish third in the central division. Back in February I would have laughed in your stupid fat face if you told me the Wild would be battling for anything other than the eighth seed in the West.

Off the Trail

Sidney Crosby Alex Ovechkin John Tavares in NHL scoring race - NHL.com - News
Tracking one of the closest races in NHL history.

Enemy News

You want to learn why people would cheer for a thug team like the St. Louis Blues check out St. Louis Game Time