The Chicago Blackhawks nearly swiped Game 3 of their Western Conference quarterfinal series in Minnesota Sunday afternoon. The Wild's 3-2 overtime win doesn't come as a surprise in that the urgency was squarely in the Minnesota camp.
The PSATs, otherwise known as the NHL’s regular-season games, are over for the three freshmen on the Minnesota Wild’s active roster. That means no partial could be cultivated from a valiant losing effort in Game 1 of the team’s playoff series versus the top-dog Chicago Blackhawks.
The 2012-13 NHL regular season is officially in the books, with 16 teams securing bids to the postseason. With the schedule having been announced via an official press release from the NHL, the world now prepares for the hunt for the Stanley Cup.