Denver, CO (NNCNOW.com) --- For the first time in five years, the Minnesota Wild are playoff-bound, thanks to goals from Zach Parise, Devin Setoguchi, and Pierre-Marc Bouchard, beating Colorado 3-1 Saturday night.
After losing to Edmonton Friday night 6-1 at home with a playoff-berth on the line, the Wild rebounded on Saturday to clinch the eighth seed in the Western Conference.
Niklas Backstrom had 29 saves for Minnesota who will face the top-seeded Chicago Blackhawks in the first round of the playoffs.
With both Detroit and Columbus winning earlier in the night, it was a must-win for Minnesota.
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