Minnesota advances to face the Chicago Blackhawks in the second round. The teams face each other third time in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The Blackhawks clinched in the second round on Saturday night as they scored a come-from-behind 4-3 win over the Nashville Predators.
The Minnesota Wild defeated the St. Louis Blues Sunday afternoon 4-1, securing a matchup with the Chicago Blackhawks in the second round of the NHL postseason.
“That was something that was very important to our group, to win in front of our fans,” Minnesota coach Mike Yeo said. “Obviously you don’t want to go back and play that team in a Game 7 in their building. We knew that. It meant a lot to us to try to win this game in front of our fans. They deserved that.”
The winner of that series will move on to the Western Conference Final to face either the Calgary Flames or Anaheim Ducks.