The Wild are currently in the fight of their playoff lives right now. They sit currently 1 point behind the Colorado Avalanche for the final wild card spot. Both teams have played 72 games and even their last 10 games are very similar. Minnesota having gone 6-3-1 and Colorado having gone 6-4-0.
Today things don't get any easier. They take on the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks once again. The Wild have however had great success against the Hawks this season having won all three games against them so far. Including the 6-1 thumping during their Stadium Series game. Devan Dubnyk has been in nets for all 3 wins and will once again get the call the shut down the Hawks and the league's leading scorer, Patrick Kane.
Let's face it, every game right now is huge for the Wild. They can't ever afford to stumble. It is time for the team to dig deep and fight to get that last playoff spot. We all know once you make it to the dance, a new season begins and anything can happen.