Originally posted on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 3/30/12
"It wasn't the prettiest game," noted Wild defenseman Tom Gilbert. It wasn't pretty, but the Wild won against the Panthers on Thursday night. Trailing 2-1 with 30 seconds left in the game, Erik Christensen tied the game. Then just 15 seconds into overtime, captain Mikko Koivu scored the game-winner to complete the comeback. The Wild are out of the playoffs, but there is a lot of pride in the Wild locker room. The team will continue to fight until the final horn next Saturday vs. Phoenix. "That is the way this team plays. There is never any quitting. That is the way they have been all year. Since I have been here you never see a shift where guys take it off," noted Gilbert who was acquired at the trade deadline. "Down to the last minute of the game, guys are still pushing trying to score goals." As the season winds down and the players look into the off-season, it is important that they head into the summer on a positive note. The remaining five games are important. "We are not fighting for a playoff spot but these games still mean a lot. Just to get a good feeling at the end of the year that builds through the summer going into next season," added Gilbert. HE SAID IT: "We are not going to be taking a dive. We are still trying as a group and as an organization trying to reach a certain standard. That wouldn't be fitting the profile of the standard we want to get to. There is a lot more pride in the room. It is just not what professionals do." Kyle Brodziak on continuing to play hard and not taking a dive in standings to get a better draft pick
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