down the stretch

A look at the Wild's standing in the Western Conference playoff race after Wednesday night:

Team Points GR

7. Wild 53 2

Friday vs. Edmonton; Saturday at Colorado

8. Detroit 52 2

Thursday vs. Nashville; Saturday at Dallas

9. Columbus 51 2

Thursday at Dallas; Saturday vs. Nashville

10. Dallas 48 2

Thursday vs. Columbus; Saturday vs. Detroit

Thursday clincher: The Wild will clinch a playoff spot if Columbus loses to Dallas in regulation.

Friday clincher: The Wild will clinch a spot if it beats Edmonton.