Wild still confident after Game 1 loss

Minnesota takes positives out of performance in Chicago

Updated: May 3, 2014, 9:14 PM ET
By Craig Custance | ESPN The Magazine

CHICAGO -- They've been beat in these playoffs by incredible individual efforts before. Such as Nathan MacKinnon's bursting into the offensive zone and finding a teammate for a goal, or Paul Stastny's finding a way to be in exactly the right place at exactly the right moment. And they still survived.

The Minnesota Wild aren't one of those teams that is going to blow you over with other-worldly skill. There are many words you could use to describe them -- "showtime" isn't one of them.

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