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Wild calling matchup vs. Stars playoff-like

March 14, 2019 01:22 PM

It's game two of a five-game homestand Thursday night when the Wild host the Dallas Stars. The Wild were shutout 3-0 vs. San Jose on Monday night and this stretch will be crucial for Minnesota in its chase for a playoff spot. They currently are in 9th place in the West, one point behind Arizona. Dallas is three points up on the Wild.

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Now center Luke Kunin is back after sitting out two games with an upper-body injury. Kunin was out after he was hit hard in Thursday's win over Tampa Bay. The Wisconsin product has been solid, racking up 14 points in 37 games.

Jason Zucker believes this stretch will be like a playoff atmosphere, as the team moves forward with only 12 games remaining in the regular season.

The Wild are trying to make the playoffs for the 7th year in a row.

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