Victor Bartley's even-strength goal at 11:18 of the first period gave the Wild a 1-0 lead that would hold up until early in the second period, when the Avs scored the first of four unanswered goals on their way to the win.
Every team has the option to protect either seven forwards, three defensemen and one goalie -or- eight skaters and one goalie. Obviously we are a long way from the draft, but as of today who should the Wild keep?
On the brink of elimination the Minnesota Wild find a way to get the job done and stay alive in the playoffs. The team now trails 3-2 in the series after picking up the 5-4 overtime victory against the Dallas Stars last (Friday) night.