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Wild Set To Face Blackhawks In First Playoff Trip Since ’08

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The Minnesota Wild have reached the NHL playoffs for the first time since 2008, when they lost in the opening round to the Colorado Avalanche.

The #8-seeded Wild will face the #1-seeded Chicago Blackhawks in a best-of-seven series beginning Tuesday night in Chicago.

The Blackhawks finished the season with the best record in the NHL at 36-7-5, while Wild check in with a final record of 26-19-3. The Hawks’ goal differential was +53, while the Wild are the only playoff team to have a negative differential at -5.

All games can be heard at AM 1390-The Fan with pregame beginning 30 min before scheduled face-off.

Game 1: at CHI, Tue., April 30, 7 p.m.
Game 2: at CHI, Fri., May 3, 8:30 p.m.
Game 3: at MIN, Sun., May 5, 2 p.m.,
Game 4: at MIN, Tue., May 7, 8:30 p.m.
Game 5: at CHI, Thu., May 9, TBD
Game 6: at MIN, Sat., May 11, TBD
Game 7: at CHI, Sun., May 12, TBD

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