Wild win season finale 5-1 over Blues
Despite a 5-1 win over the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night, the Wild lost their bid for the division title when the Vancouver Canucks defeated the San Jose Sharks in overtime, said the Pioneer Press.
The Wild finished the season, with their win over the Blues, as the seventh seed in the Western Conference and will face the Anaheim Ducks in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The first game of the series will be Wednesday night in Anaheim, reports the Star Tribune.
Wyatt Smith scored twice in the 5-1 victory, with Pierre-Marc Bouchard, Wes Walz and Branko Radivojevic each scoring one goal, said Kare 11.
According to WCCO, goaltender Niklas Backstrom went 169 minutes and 20 seconds without allowing a goal until Peter Sejna beat him in the second period, breaking a team record.