The Wild has just a 35 percent chance of reaching the playoffs, per the playoff probability report at Hockey Reference. Four other teams in the Wild's division have at least a 68 percent chance.
This is the kind of game organizers envisioned many years ago when they put together the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Miami at Gophers men's basketball, 8:15 p.m., ESPN2.
"Seems a good bet the Eagles will get at least one win out of the next two (probably against Seattle) and end up 14-2. That's probably enough for home field advantage in the playoffs. Just the luck of the draw that they've had a tremendously easy schedule this year.
"goldengoph3r" commenting on startribune.com.
"Any idea why no one has asked Zimmer why he won't name Keenum the long term starter? I mean maybe that would end this. Try to pin him to the board."