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This Thursday (May 6), we will be giving out our fan-voted #mnwild Player Awards for the 2021 season! But in order to have fan-voted awards, we need fans to vote!
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Games this week:
The last four home games of the regular season. The Wild have really dominated when at home (18-5-1, .771, +29 goal differential). The only question now is whether these games will matter.
With the win over St. Louis on Saturday, the Wild have guaranteed that they will finish no lower than 3rd in the division. Getting home ice in the playoffs would require the Wild to either...
- Pass Vegas (6 points back, two head to head games remaining) which means Minnesota has to win almost everything and get some help.
- Pass the Avalanche (2 points back, no head to head games, Colorado with a game in hand) which means Minnesota has to win almost everything and get some help.
The only way these remaining games matter is if the Wild knock out two regulation wins against Vegas. Anything else means the playoffs will start on the road.
|1||Vegas||53||77||5 (division) - 2 (R1 home ice)|
|2||Colorado||52||74||6 (R1 home ice)|
|4||St. Louis||52||57||#4 seed clinched|
St. Louis will be the #4 seed and will start the playoffs against the division winner.
Kirill Kaprizov Corner
— NHL GIFs (@NHLGIFs) April 30, 2021
Kirill is playing ministicks with Spurgeon and his kids. I am dying. pic.twitter.com/KvfNnCV60r
— Hockey Wilderness (@hockeywildernes) May 3, 2021