The race for eighth
With its 4-0 victory over Colorado on Saturday, the Wild took a five-point lead on the Avalanche for the eighth and final Western Conference playoff spot.
Wild Category Avs
85 Points 80
37-28-11 Record 38-33-4
6 Games remaining 7
2 Games vs. teams in playoff spot 7
Wild schedule (4H, 2A): Home vs. Chicago, Ottawa, San Jose, Calgary. At Detroit, Winnipeg.
Colorado schedule (3H, 4A): Home vs. Washington, St. Louis, Anaheim. At Nashville twice, St. Louis, Dallas.