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'West Side Story' Photocall Photo by Joerg Koch/Getty Images

The playoffs are coming, the Wild are set to face some familiar faces, and perhaps best of all?

Tonight I see West Side Story. What a show. Lenny Bernstein, Stevie Sondheim, all the greats! Heck, they even did a revival where Hamilton writer Lin-Manuel Miranda translated some of it to Spanish.

So to celebrate, here’s one of the songs from the show.

Wild News

Monday's practice gives hint of Wild's lines for Blues series | StarTribune.com
After playing Sunday night, Mike Yeo gave the St. Louis Blues the day off and will get back at it Tuesday before flying to Minnesota for Wednesday night’s Game 1.

Yeo vs. Wild could get personal on both sides | StarTribune.com
f course the Wild ended up playing the Blues — now coached by Mike Yeo — in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs.

Brian Murphy: For the MN Wild, it's Stanley Cup or bust | Twincities.com
The sparsely decorated Xcel Energy Center rafters are an underachievement wilderness where Minnesota’s forsaken NHL fans gaze at a forgotten division flag and the honorary No. 1 banner reminding them of their unfulfilled commitment.

Wild sign prospect Carson Soucy to a two-year, entry-level contract | Twincities.com
Wild defenseman prospect Carson Soucy has signed a two-year, entry-level contract that will start next season.

Wild's Mikael Granlund has career year after move to wing | Twincities.com
A year ago after the Minnesota Wild were bounced from the first round of the NHL playoffs, the organization’s most anticipated prospect since Mikko Koivu sat down with general manager Chuck Fletcher to pick up the pieces from a disappointing season.

Wild report: Erik Haula will start playoffs on all-Finn second line | Twincities.com
Erik Haula will start the playoffs where he’s been for the past five games, on the second line with center Mikko Koivu and left wing Mikael Granlund,

From Frozen Pond

Frozen Four Championship Game Highlights | The Hockey Writers
The Frozen Four tournament took place over the weekend, an event that continues to grow.

Off the Trail

NHL 17 Playoffs Simulation | The Hockey Writers
The 2016-17 NHL regular season is complete.

Kings fire Dean Lombardi and Darryl Sutter, name Rob Blake new GM | theScore.com
Oh my

Flames' Treliving: Ducks' comments on Giordano are 'asinine' | theScore.com
eyeroll dot gif

The 16 degrees of Bruce Boudreau | theScore.com
Here's a look at the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs through the 16 degrees of Bruce Boudreau.

Stars GM seeks veteran head coach, has already talked to 3 candidates | theScore.com
Please hire Carlyle please hire Carlyle...

Yzerman expects to sign RFAs Drouin, Johnson, Palat | theScore.com
Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman doesn't foresee any problems locking up the team's pending restricted free agents, according to Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times.

Jets head coach Paul Maurice has 'full support' of GM Kevin Cheveldayoff | theScore.com
He'll be gone by the end of the week.