ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) - The Minnesota Wild will open the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs at home against the St. Louis Blues Wednesday night.
The Blues are coached by former Wild head coach Mike Yeo, who was fired by the team at the end of last season.
The Wild have home ice advantage for the first round of the playoffs. The team has seen record-breaking attendance at the Xcel Energy Center this season, with an average of 19,071 fans turning out for each home game. Wednesday's game in the State of Hockey should be no different.
The Wild ended their regular season on a four-game winning streak after taking down the Arizona Coyotes 3-1 on Saturday.
With Saturday’s win over Arizona, the Wild set a new franchise record with 49 wins and 106 points during the regular season. They also tied their franchise-best record of 50 road points, finishing the season with a 22-13-6 road record.
This is the Wild’s fifth straight appearance in the Stanley Cup playoffs. To get fans excited for the playoffs, the team is hosting a pep rally on Tuesday at Rice Park in St. Paul from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
First Round Playoff Schedule
Game 1: Wednesday, April 12, St. Louis at Minnesota, 8:30 p.m.
Game 2: Friday, April 14, St. Louis at Minnesota, 7 p.m.
Game 3: Sunday, April 16, Minnesota at St. Louis, 2 p.m.
Game 4: Wednesday, April 19, Minnesota at St. Louis, 8:30 p.m.
Game 5: Saturday, April 22, St. Louis at Minnesota, TBD (if necessary)
Game 6: Monday, April 24, Minnesota at St. Louis, TBD (if necessary)
Game 7: Wednesday, April 26, St. Louis at Minnesota, TBD (if necessary)