Wednesday Night Momentous for Minnesota Wild, Wolves

April 11, 2018 01:18 PM

Wednesday night is a big night for two Minnesota sports teams.

The first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs begins as the Minnesota Wild take on the Winnipeg Jets in Winnipeg.

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The Winnipeg Jets soared to the second-best record in the NHL this season, scoring more goals than any other team in the Western Conference. However, the team has minimal experience in the playoffs, particularly compared to the Wild. The Wild have made the postseason six straight times, eager to make up for their five-game flop last year.

The puck drops at 6 p.m.

Meanwhile, the Minnesota Timberwolves are down to one last game of the regular season and they must win in order to head to the playoffs.

The Timberwolves' quest to end the franchise's 14-year absence from the playoffs continues as they face the Denver Nuggets Wednesday night at Target Center.

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"We have to go out there and win not just for ourselves, not just for the coaching staff, but for everyone in the state of Minnesota," Timberwolves forward Karl-Anthony Towns said.

The final game on the schedule for both teams will send the winner to the Western Conference tournament and the loser home for the offseason.

Tip-off is at 7 p.m.

Stay with KSTP.com and 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS for game updates.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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