Originally posted on Goon's World  |  Last updated 4/30/13

NEWARK, NJ - DECEMBER 28: Zach Parise #9 of the New Jersey Devils skates against the Atlanta Thrashers at the Prudential Center on December 28, 2009 in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils defeated the Thrashers 3-2. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Wild (26-19-3) 8th vs. Blackhawks (36-7-5)1st Game 1: at Chicago Tuesday, April 30, 2013 7:00 PM CT, CBC, FSN, NBCSN Game 2: at Chicago Friday, May 3, 2013 8:30 PM CT, CBC, FSN, NBCSN Game 3: at Minnesota Sunday May 5, 2013 2:00 PM CT, CBC, NBC Game 4: at Minnesota Tuesday, April 30, 2013 May 7, 8:30 PM CT, CBC, FSN, NBCSN GAME 5: at Chicago Thursday May 9, 2013 TBD (If Necessary) GAME 6: at Minnesota Saturday May 11, 2013 TBD (If Necessary) GAME 7: at Chicago Sunday May 12, 2013 TBD (If Necessary) On paper this series looks like a mismatch and one that could be very short series if the Wild don’t right their ship. You have the President’s Trophy winner versus a team that basically backed into the Stanley Cup Playoffs on the last day of the season. The Wild went 1-2 against the Chicago Blackhawks this season. How bad were the Wild? The Wild went 5-8-1 during the month of April and had to be the lowly Colorado Avalanche 3-1 on the last game of the season, to gain the eighth and final playoff spot. Two Former Sioux go head-to-head    There is an interesting series side note; you have two former Fighting Sioux forwards Zach Parise (18g-20a—38pts) and Jonathan Toews (23g-25a—48pts) who both played two seasons at the University of North Dakota. Currently, both are leaders on their current squads, as well. While neither player played with each other, while they were at the University of North Dakota.  Parise (49g-67a—116pts) played at UND from 2002-04 and Toews (40g-45a—85pts) played at UND from 2005-07. Both players enjoy icon like status at the University of North Dakota and in city of Grand Forks.
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