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Minnesota Wild TV Listings, Online Streaming, and Radio Broadcasts

5pm Central Time puck drop

TV: FS-N in Minnesota, FS-WI in Wisconsin, and ALT in Colorado
Online Streaming: NHL Gamecenter
Radio Broadcast: KFAN 100.3 FM in the Minneapolis area
Radio Streaming: NHL Radio or KFAN on I Heart Radio

Nationally Broadcast Games:
Boston Bruins vs. Detroit Red Wings, 11:30am CST, NBC
New York Rangers vs. Chicago Blackhawks, 6:30pm CST, NBCSN

Playoff Odds

The Minnesota Wild saw a .16% increase in their probability of making the playoffs yesterday, according to They got a little help from a regulation decision between the Vancouver Canucks and San Jose Sharks, the Pittsburgh Penguins beating the Los Angeles Kings in overtime, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beating the Dallas Stars.

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However, those gains were largely neutralized by a 6-1 St. Louis Blues win over the Toronto Maple Leafs, a Colorado Avalanche win over the Columbus Blue Jackets, and a Winnipeg Jets win over the Nashville Predators.

With the Wild just four points back of the Chicago Blackhawks, it has many fans putting Chicago on warning for third place. Others are worried about the implications of the Wild passing the Blackhawks, because it might lead to a first round match against the St. Louis Blues, a team the Wild haven’t played great against over the last couple of years.

However, it’s a little too early to watch match-ups, especially because yesterday’s Predators loss was their sixth straight loss. At this point, they’re only two points up on the Blues and the Blues have two games in hand.

The only game taking place today that can really benefit the Wild is an Ottawa Senators win over the Calgary Flames. A Blackhawks loss to the Rangers would also be nice, but isn’t a big factor in the Wild’s playoff odds.

Here’s a look at how the playoff probabilities in the Western Conference shake out as of Sunday morning.

Over the Eastern Conference, yesterday’s Maple Leafs’ loss has their playoff probability falling to 0%. Toronto is done. No one thought they’d make it, but there’s officially no hope now.

Links You Need to Read

  • Is it possible that Devan Dubnyk wins the Vezina Trophy?
  • Chuck Fletcher expresses concern over the Wild’s lack of top draft picks in coming seasons.
  • A recap of the Wild’s win over the Hurricanes on Friday.
  • The Iowa Wild beat the Texas Stars on Friday on an OT goal by Tyler Graovac.
  • A look at how much the Wild’s season has changed since the acquisition of Dubnyk.
  • Bleacher Report has re-ranked each team’s prospect pool. The Wild don’t rank well.
  • Watch Patrick Roy complain. He complains about complaints. He complains about the schedule.
  • 10 college free agents who could find their way into the NHL this season.
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