- Wednesday, April 11 6 p.m., Minnesota at Winnipeg
- Friday, April 13 6:30 p.m., Minnesota at Winnipeg
- Sunday, April 15 6 p.m., Winnipeg at Minnesota
- Tuesday, April 17 7 p.m., Winnipeg at Minnesota
- *Friday, April 20 TBD Minnesota at Winnipeg
- *Sunday, April 22 TBD Winnipeg at Minnesota
- *Wednesday, April 25 TBD Minnesota at Winnipeg
The start times for these games is a huge departure from the late 8-8:30 PM CT starts that we have become accustomed to. The last 6 seasons ended with the Wild in the post-season, as well as playing in the Central Division bracket. Each time, whether it was playing in Chicago, Denver (albeit Mountain Time), St. Louis, Dallas, or at home in St. Paul, the start times have always been late, and seemingly fluid depending on the finish of the earlier games. This will be a nice change.
Minnesota also gets a weekend game and a mid-week game, starting at a normal time for all Wild fans to get to St. Paul and fill the Xcel Energy Center.
Here it is Wild fans, the Stanley Cup Playoffs are here again!