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Expect the Wild to play as though their postseason were on the line.

Hang onto your seats, fans, as David Krejci kicks it into high gear!
Hang onto your seats, fans, as David Krejci kicks it into high gear!
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The Minnesota Wild host the Boston Bruins tonight at 8pm.

  • The Wild arethisclose to making the playoffs, and only one point taken from the game will punch their ticket. [CBSSports]
  • The Bruins can still motivate themselves by striving for one final potential benefit from winning the President's Cup. Jarome Iginla and Kevan Miller are along for this trip. [SeacoastOnline]
  • The focus is on avoiding injury. Look for Corey Potter to see some ice time. [BostonHerald]
  • Based on the numbers as well as his strong performance, it may take some creativity to re-sign Iginla. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • When David Krejci is feeling it, his game is dominant. He has answered the call to be more consistent, and has played his best year yet. [TauntonGazette]
  • Reilly Smith was named the Seventh Player Award winner. Arriving at training camp, his goal was simply making the team- then an injury changed everything. [SouthCoastToday]
  • Here's the Providence Bruins wrap-up, the plusses and minuses for the weekend. [ProvidenceJournal]
  • Alexander Khokhlachev is having himself a season. [WPRI]
  • "B" on the lookout for Episode #13 of "Behind the B" to air on Monday, April 14th on NESN at 8pm. You can amuse yourself with outtakes until then. Also, there will be all-new playoff episodes to come! [Bruins.NHL]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • The Wild were very disappointed with the Penguins on Saturday, despite the Wild's win. [HockeyWilderness]
  • Former Bruin Nathan Horton can make history in the rescheduled Stars game. [SportsIllustrated]
  • The only goalie who hates shootouts more than Tuukka Rask must be Martin Brodeur. Here's why... the Devils have not won a single shootout this season in eleven tries. [Grantland]
  • Elliotte Friedman offers his Thirty Thoughts, and Evander Kane crops up immediately. [CBCSports]
  • Friedman's column sparked this point-counterpoint piece in return. [BackhandShelf]
  • In last night's win, Wild goalie Ilya Bryzgalov had his way with jeering Jets fans. [KuklasKorner]
  • Do you know a college bound hockey player who could use some scholarship money? Here's a possible resource. [HockeyDreamsFoundation]
  • The NHL Department of Player Safety invites Zac Rinaldo to mend his ways. [PuckDaddy]
  • Fancystats didn't cause the Maple Leafs' collapse, they merely heralded it. [Deadspin]
  • Here's the last word from Ontario... good luck, eh? [Imgur]