Jason Zucker scored at 2:15 of overtime on a bad-angle shot to give the Minnesota Wild a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday. The win pulls the Wild within 2-1 in their Western Conference quarterfinal series.
Devin Setoguchi broke a second-period tie and Niklas Backstrom stopped 29 shots, helping the Minnesota Wild secure their first playoff spot in five years with a 3-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night.
Logan Couture and Marty Havlat did much more than just shut down Minnesota's top line. They dominated the score sheet for San Jose, as well. Couture and Havlat each scored two goals and the Sharks closed in on a ninth straight playoff berth, beating the Wild 6-1 on Thursday night.