Historical pessimism worked so well last time, so here's a few more nuggets.
- The Minnesota Wild have only ever held a lead in a playoff series twice.
- Once in 2003 when they won game 1 to lead 1-0 against the Avalanche. They lost the next three games.
- Once in 2008 when they won game 3 to lead 2-1 against the Avalanche. They lost the next three games.
- The Minnesota Wild have never played a home playoff game where they entered the game with a series lead. (In actuality, they've never finished a home playoff game with a series lead, but that's a nugget for later in the series, I think)
Game 1 was a good game for the Wild, they just need to do that again.