ST. PAUL, Minn. -- At the same time Minnesota Wild players were stepping onto the ice for practice, workers outside the Xcel Energy Center were putting up a giant sign: Fight To The End.
So far in this Western Conference quarterfinals series between the Wild and the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Chicago Blackhawks, "fight" has been in short supply for the Wild.
Well, that’s definitely in sight after the Wild were pummeled 5-2 by Chicago on Friday night to give the Blackhawks a 2-0 series lead.
Game 3 is set for Sunday afternoon in Minnesota, the first playoff game in the building in five years.
"I think the place is going to be rocking tomorrow," coach Mike Yeo said Saturday. "We wish that it was a different scenario."