Washington Capitals vs Minnesota Wild TV Listings, Playoff Odds, & More


Minnesota Wild TV Listings, Online Streams, and Radio Broadcast
6pm Central Time puck drop

TV: FS-N in Minnesota, FS-WI in Wisconsin, and Comcast SportsNet in Washington D.C.
Online Stream: NHL Gamecenter
Radio Broadcast: KFAN 100.3 FM in Minneapolis area and 106.7 The Fan or 1500 WFED in the Washington D.C. area
Radio Stream: NHL radio or KFAN on I Heart Radio

Nationally broadcast game:
St. Louis Blues vs. Philadelphia Flyers, 6pm CST, NHL Network

Playoff Odds
The Wild got about a half a percentage point bump since yesterday and are up to a 87.6% probability of making the playoffs, according to Hockeystats.ca.

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Over the last two weeks they’ve seen a 41.432% increase in their odds of making the playoffs, which is the biggest rise in the NHL. As of Thursday morning they have better odds than the Los Angeles Kings, Winnipeg Jets, San Jose Sharks, Calgary Flames, Vancouver Canucks, and Dallas Stars, which is the entire fleet of teams who can be considered to be in the thick of things for the Western Conference.

With Winnipeg dropping a game to the surging Ottawa Senators last night (Ottawa is up 14.459% in their probability over the last two weeks, the biggest increase in the Eastern Conference), the Wild are in a great position to cement themselves even more strongly into a playoff spot. They’re just one point back of Winnipeg and have two games in hand. Winnipeg doesn’t play tonight, so the Wild could steal the top wild card spot from them with a win over the Capitals tonight.

Tonight the Wild will benefit from a Montreal Canadiens win over the Los Angeles Kings, a Boston Bruins win over the Calgary Flames, an Arizona Coyotes win over the Vancouver Canucks, and a Florida Panthers win over the Dallas Stars.

Here’s a look at how the Western Conference playoff probabilities shake out currently.

Links You Need To Read Before the Game

  • A preview of tonight’s game against the Washington Capitals.
  • A look at the Wild’s three stars of the week. (Long live the fourth line!)
  • The 7 best Minnesota Wild stats of the week.
  • Chris Stewart should spend some time with Charlie Coyle.
  • A look at the week ahead for the Wild.
  • The Iowa Wild have signed Joe Perry to a SPC and released forward Greg Wolfe from his PTO.
  • How backup goaltenders could save your fantasy team at this point in the season, especially with Ryan Miller, Craig Anderson, Henrik Lundqvist, Roberto Luongo, Robin Lehner, and Al Montoya all out with injuries.
  • Sports Illustrated on Mike Ribeiro’s second chance in Nashville.
  • What’s going on with the Nashville Predator’s losing streak?
  • NHL.com looks at why Rick Nash is a unique goal-scorer.
  • Why teams need a strong third goaltender.
  • NHL.com has Kris Letang leading the Norris race.
  • Can Olli Jokinen help the Blues right the ship?
  • SB Nation’s College Hockey finished their top 100 NHL prospects in the NCAA list. In the final ten we find Wild prospect Alex Tuch ranked #4 and we’re all blown away by who is ranked #1 and #2.
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