7 Best Playoff Goals In Minnesota Wild History

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4. Mikael Granlund – 2014 WCQF Game 3

Let’s consider what happens if Mikael Granlund doesn’t score this goal.

Down 2-0 in the series and seeking refuge at home, the Wild were in an absolute must-win situation. They lose this game and they most likely lose the series. They lose the series in convincing fashion and Mike Yeo might not have a job. Talk about important.

Check that goal out in slow motion one more time. Under the swinging stick of Marc-Andre Cliche, just around the outstretched glove of Erik Johnson, and finally into the net while falling down. Pure magic from Mickey G.

If you’ll remember, Semyon Varlamov stopped 45 of 46 shots in this game to even give his team a whiff of winning in overtime. Fortunately, Darcy Kuemper pitched a no-no of his own, stopping all 22 shots he faced and the rest is history.