Wild lose in overtime
The Minnesota Wild rallied from a 3-1 series deficit in 2003 to defeat the Colorado Avalanche in their first NHL Playoff appearance, now five years later the two teams will face off again, according to the Pioneer Press.
The Wild are currently the reigning Northwest Division Champions, and they own home-ice advantage for the best-of-seven quarterfinal that starts Wednesday or Thursday, reports the Pioneer Press.
The Avalanche beat the Wild in a shootout Sunday to secure a 4-3 victory, which will ensure a rematch for the two teams, writes the Pioneer Press.
The Avalanche lead 3-2 in third, reports the Star Tribune, and Colorado winger Ian Laperriere drove Marian Gaborik into the glass.
At the end of the third Laperriere collided with Gaborik again, resulting in Gaborik’s first fighting major in 485 career games, according to the Star Tribune.
"It happened so quick. It shows things are heating up. It's going to be a tough series. It's going to be a battle like five years ago." Gaborik said. (Star Tribune)