2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs – Minnesota Wild Round One Highlights

May 9, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Minnesota Wild left wing Torrey Mitchell (17) is congratulated by his teammates for scoring a goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during the second period in game five of the first round of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

With last night’s 5-1 loss at the hands of the Chicago Blackhawks, the Minnesota Wild have officially been eliminated from their first playoff series in the Chuck Fletcher Era. However, it’s highly unlikely it will be the last.

Game One:

Cal Clutterbuck’s Goal

Game Two:

Devin Setoguchi’s Goal

Marco Scandella’s Goal

Game Three:

Pierre-Marc Bouchard’s Goal

Jason Zucker Levels Brent Seabrook

Zach Parise’s Goal

Josh Harding’s Amazing Save on Toews

Jason Zucker’s Overtime Goal

Game Four:

Well…at least there’s this!

I like to think Seabrook cried himself to sleep every night of this series.

Game Five:

Torrey Mitchell’s Goal

It was tough to see the team go down in five, but there’s no shame in losing to the best team in the league. Four of Minnesota’s big rookies played huge roles in this series, including two top-6 wingers (Charlie Coyle and Jason Zucker), a franchise top-pairing defenseman (Jonas Brodin) and possibly the future franchise No. 1 netminder (Darcy Kuemper). Playing in the playoffs gives them a taste of success and will only make them hungry for more. We’ll go more in-depth as to what caused Minnesota to bow out early, but enjoy the highlights above and be content with the fact that the future of this franchise has never looked brighter.

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Topics: Cal Clutterbuck, Devin Setoguchi, Jason Zucker, Josh Harding, Playoffs, Zach Parise

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