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Wild lament early exit but note improvement

Updated: May 11, 2013, 4:06 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Making the playoffs for the first time in five years should count as progress. For the Minnesota Wild, that step forward wasn't firm enough.

Despite producing only the fourth postseason appearance in the franchise's 12-year history, Wild were palpably disappointed as they met for the final time of the season on Saturday. Not only because of the early exit, in five games of the first-round series against Chicago, but because of the realization that a few more wins would ...

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