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Wild Win, Clinch Eighth Seed in the Playoffs

By KBJR News 1

Wild Win, Clinch Eighth Seed in the Playoffs

April 27, 2013 Updated Apr 27, 2013 at 9:10 PM CDT

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.

Posted by Sarah Wheeler
swheeler@kbjr.com