- Despite clinching the playoffs, Michael Russo says that the Minnesota Wild have no time to relax with their remaining nine games left. [The Athletic]
- Kaapo Kahkonen provided another strong effort in the playoff-clinching win. [StarTribune]
- With Ryan Hartman locked up another three years, how does that benefit both the player and team? [Hockey Wilderness]
Off the trail...
- Stanley Cup champion Tim Thomas is looking to take a step back into hockey after running away from the sport. [The Athletic]
- Toronto Maple Leafs captain John Tavares is working with Special Olympics Canada. [NHL dot com]
- Every division title is basically up for grabs, but the East is certainly one of the more interesting ones after the Pittsburgh Penguins gained the lead. [NBC Sports]