Nashville – Success against the powers in the Eastern Conference helped the savage to emerge as a rival.
But what actually keeps the team in the playoffs is bypassing their western rivals, especially in the center, and Wilde has the opportunity to play from Tuesday against Nashville before the end of his road trip in Progress on Friday in St. Louis.
“We know what we are facing, how important these games are to us and we have to be prepared for them,” said winger Jordan Greenway.
Wilde would not have had the same record, let alone his stature, if he had not dominated his games against Eastern teams.
Not only 22 wins out of 43 wins and more than half of the 91 points (48) from inter-conference competition – with both total scoring records – but Wilde is expected to score signed wins against Eastern clubs for Stanley Cup compete with each other, is impressed.
There were road victories in Pittsburgh, Boston and New York (Rangers) and clutch home performances against Toronto and Tampa B. And over the weekend, the team finished the season by beating Carolina 3-1 and Washington 5-1.
“The two attacking teams are really good, and limiting them to one goal per game is huge,” said substitute captain Marcus Folino.
When Wild has not been effective enough, he plays with teams in his own division.
Although the team is easily in second place with five points behind No. 3 St. Louis and 9 points behind No. 4 Nashville, Wild has not beaten any of the teams this season. Eliminate six wins against the last two teams (Chicago and Arizona) and Wilde is a bitter game with a 4-8-1 result against this division.
However, a spin is possible.
Wilde was not rolling in his previous meetings with the Predators and Blues like he is now. The 5-2 loss to Nashville on October 24 was the fifth game of the season to end in a row, while the recent 6-2 defeat on March 13 was the end of a long slip to begin the second game. Half.
“We are a little different from the hockey team since the last time we played with them,” Foligno said. “We want to go to Nashville and do what we did two nights ago.”
In the case of the Blues, they have only faced Wilde once this season, and it was a 4-6 defeat during the classic New Year’s Eve winter at Target Field that reduced Wilde’s losing streak to five.
For the first time in the team’s history, Wild has scored two points in 10 games, and the current 9-0-1 drop includes the uninterrupted arrival of four commercial purchases.
Marc Andre Flori 3-0 with 1.34 goals against the average and .958% save, strikers Tyson Just and Nick DeSlorers have strengthened the offensive line and Jake Middleton continues to be the best defensive pair along with captain Jared Spurgeon.
“Everyone puts in all their effort there, and it’s fun to play behind it, that’s for sure,” said the little Talbot goalkeeper.
The results of the past are permanent, but those teams that had problems are no longer responsible for the team’s hopes in the playoffs.
This version of Wild is responsible and the next step is to prepare it on the deck.
“We want to complete and shape our game and make sure it is ready for everyone who plays in the first round,” Foligno said.