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.