Minnesota Wild: 5 Takeaways from the 2015 Preseason

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Dec 9, 2014; Saint Paul, MN, USA; Minnesota Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom (32) celebrates with forward Ryan Carter (18) and forward Mikael Granlund (64) following the game against the New York Islanders at Xcel Energy Center. The Wild defeated the Islanders 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Wild wrapped up their 2015 preseason with a 6-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night. The Wild finished with a 4-2 record overall, and will look to carry some of that momentum into the 2015 regular season.

In being projected to miss the playoffs by multiple NHL sites, we learned some things about the Wild that could propel them into the playoffs, while also noting some variables that could play into other obstacles of their season as well. Here are five things we learned about the Minnesota Wild’s 2015 preseason.