Let’s go over some news and notes:
- What will help the Wild as they try to even up the series in Game 4? Kevin Fiala says they just need to stop taking the “stupid” penalties. [Pioneer Press]
- If this doesn’t make you smile, you have no soul.
Off the trail...
- Hold onto your hat’s folks. Phase 2 of the draft lottery is scheduled for Monday at 5 p.m. CT. And if the Wild lose to Vancouver, that could be a big night for them. [NHL]
- With this year’s postseason being such a massive success thus far, should the NHL consider expanding the playoffs permanently? [ESPN]
- You’ve probably noticed the fake crowd noise during game broadcasts. But how does it work? [The Athletic]
- The Maple Leafs are one loss away from elimination thanks to Pierre-Luc Dubois’s overtime winner last night.