(St. Louis, MO) — The Blues scored seven consecutive goals to sprint past the Wild 7-3 in the regular season finale on Thursday night in St. Louis. Nico Sturm, Ryan Suter and Marcus Foligno each scored in the first period to give Minnesota the 3-0 lead but the next seven went to the Blues including a pair each for David Perron and Jordan Kyrou. The Wild finish the regular season with a 35-16-5 record which is good for 75 points and third place in the West Division. The Wild will now advance to the postseason and face the Vegas Golden Knights.
Meanhile, the Colorado Avalanche beat the Kings on Thursday night in Denver to claim the top spot in the West and setting the stage for the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs in the division. The win gave the Avs the number one seed in the division and a first round match up against the St. Louis Blues. That puts Vegas in the second spot and a head on collision with the third place Wild. Minnesota has always matched up with the Golden Knights including this season where the Wild went 5-1-2 in the eight game season series.
Here’s the schedule starting Sunday in Las Vegas, Nevada:
MINNESOTA WILD FIRST ROUND STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF SCHEDULE
|Sunday, May 16||at Vegas||2 p.m.||NBC, KFAN 100.3 FM|
|Tuesday, May 18||at Vegas||9 p.m.||Bally Sports North, KFAN 100.3 FM|
|Thursday, May 20||vs. Vegas||8:30 p.m.||Bally Sports North, KFAN 100.3 FM|
|Saturday, May 22||vs. Vegas||7 p.m.||NBC, KFAN 100.3 FM|
|Monday, May 24*||at Vegas||TBD||Bally Sports North, KFAN 100.3 FM|
|Wednesday, May 26*||vs. Vegas||TBD||Bally Sports North, KFAN 100.3 FM|
|Friday, May 28*||at Vegas||TBD||Bally Sports North, KFAN 100.3 FM|