Wild hold final intrasquad scrimmage before leaving for playoff bubble

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Before they set off to enter the NHL’s Western Conference playoff bubble in Edmonton on Sunday, the Wild held a final intrasquad scrimmage at TRIA Rink in St Paul on Thursday morning.

Click the video box on this page to see highlights from the Wild’s intrasquad scrimmage and post-skate comments from interim head coach Dean Evason

The scrimmage had limited contact, but was still high-tempo and spirited on both ends of the ice. Playing fifteen minute periods, the 3-2 final score demontrates players were paying more attention to defense than you might expect in an intrasquad game.

"We were playing a little more like playoff hockey. It was tighter," said interim head coach Dean Evason. "We want

Scrimmage goals were scored by "Green Team’s" Ryan Donato, Zach Parise and Jared Spurgeon and Marcus Foligno, who scored both "White Team" goals.

The Wild will conclude their return-to-play training camp with practice Friday, an off day Saturday then a light skate Sunday morning before hopping a flight to Edmonton.

Upon arriving, they’ll quarantine for five days – limited to the hotel and practice rink – ahead of their best-of-five playoff elimination Series against Vancouver which starts Sunday, August 2nd.