new beginning

Before Thursday’s victory, the Wild had lost seven straight playoff series openers — six were by one goal and five went to overtime:

Season Game 1 Result

2002-03 at Vancouver L, 4-3 (OT)

2002-03 vs. Anaheim L, 1-0 (2OT)

2006-07 at Anaheim L, 2-1

2007-08 vs. Colorado L, 3-2 (OT)

2012-13 at Chicago L, 2-1 (OT)

2013-14 at Colorado L, 5-4 (OT)

2013-14 at Chicago L, 5-2