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.
Cal Clutterbuck’s Goal
Devin Setoguchi’s Goal
Marco Scandella’s Goal
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
Well…at least there’s this!
I like to think Seabrook cried himself to sleep every night of this series.
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.
The Wild’s season may be over, but we still have a lot of coverage for you with the draft, free agency, prospect camp, previewing realignment and our new rivals etc. Be sure to stay tuned to Gone Puck Wild this offseason; that’s when our site’s season really begins.