(KMSP) - Tuesday night was weird.
The Minnesota Wild, in the push to clinch a spot in the playoffs, were booed at the end of the second period, then booed off the ice by their own Xcel Energy Crowd after losing to the San Jose Sharks. The Colorado Avalanche lost their game, so the Wild still backed their way into a seat, but the fans were not amused.
Meanwhile, in an arguably unwinnable game on the West Coast, the Timberwolves somehow defeated the 69-win Golden State Warriors in overtime while most of us were sleeping. The Wolves have absolutely no shot at making the playoffs, but according fans are hopping on the young club’s bandwagon.
It was improbable, but it happened, and here are some of the best reactions from the Twitter universe.
Minnesota Wild backing into the playoffs like pic.twitter.com/JVw9EWMxf9— Tyler Schack (@TySchack) April 6, 2016
A mixed bag of emotions followed the Wolves' win.
"Hi America, my name is Karl-Anthony Towns. I'm awesome."— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) April 6, 2016
YOUNG WOLVES EATING! Great win y'all timberwolves https://t.co/L3pz5bgoIm— Zach LaVine (@ZachLaVine) April 6, 2016
Tonight I'll go to sleep and dream of a Warriors-Wolves 2018 Western Conference finals— J.A. Adande (@jadande) April 6, 2016
While You Were Sleeping:— Mike & Mike (@MikeAndMike) April 6, 2016
The Warriors lost at home to the Timberwolves, putting the 73-win record in jeopardy.https://t.co/CoQd2n3jAe
Woke up and saw the Wolves/Warriors score. Is this some kind of delayed April Fools joke?— Tyler Mason (@tylermason21) April 6, 2016