April 23, 2003

LET'S GO WILD!: What an

LET'S GO WILD!: What an incredible night for Minnesota sports, the Twins' loss to Kansas City notwithstanding. Not only did the Timberwolves beat the Lakers to even their series at 1 apiece and guarantee themselves at least one more home game, but the Minnesota Wild defeated the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 in Game 7 for the first playoff series victory in franchise history. While the Wolves are still looking for their first playoff series win in their 14th season, the Wild pulled it off in Year 3.
Both games were nationally televised and began at 10PM EDT, but the hockey game ended about 90 minutes later. The Wild series itself had a very Twins-in-'91 feel to it, as almost every game was close, and both Games 6 and 7 went into overtime. The Wild will next face the Vancouver Canucks, keeping alive the possibility that the Dallas Stars could return to Minnesota for a Western Conference finals series against the Wild- just as the "old Minnesota team" is playing the "new Minnesota team" in the NBA playoffs right now.

Posted by Stephen Silver at April 23, 2003 02:17 AM
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