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Wild Hope History Doesn’t Repeat Itself For Game 5

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCOO) – The Wild face off against the Colorado Avalanche Saturday night for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup playoffs, and the game is in Colorado.

The Wild haven’t won a roadplayoff game since April 14, 2008.

The game was at Colorado, of all places.

If winning on the road in the playoffs was as easy as bottling up momentum and bringing it with you, that draught wouldn’t exist.

The Wild have momentum. The question is, will it matter tonight?

Yeo 3:52 I don’t think we should sit here and just assume that there will be carryover into the next game. There’s no question we feel good, and hopefully there’s a little bit of momentum with that, but that said, they’re gonna be home, and they’re gonna be feeling good, and we’ve got to be ready to get back out and we’ve got to dictate.

While the Wild are encouraged by their last two wins, they are also gaining momentum from their first two games in Denver, despite losing.

Suter 3:37 I thought we played well the first game. The first game we played well, and the second game in the third period we played well, so we didn’t play that bad. We didn’t get the result, but to come home and play the way that we were playing and to get the result is good, but we haven’t done anything yet.

In the 2008 playoffs, the series was tied 2-2 at one point as well, but the Avs ended up winning the final two games.

Saturday, it’s like the series will start all over.

The Wild have a running start, but that doesn’t always get you very far.

Yeo 6:00 We find ourselves now in a best of 3. And we like the way that we’re playing, but we can’t hang our hat on what we’ve done. And we’ve got to make sure that we’re ready to go out and continue to take the fight to them.

This is Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. It takes place at 8 p.m. CST.

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