THIS DATE IN WILD HISTORY - APRIL 21Apr 21, 2020
2019 – Central Division Semifinals: Iowa Wild (7) vs. Milwaukee Admirals (0)
The Wild hosted the Milwaukee Admirals for the first playoff game in team history and nothing about the day disappointed. Fans were lined up around the arena before the game even started and as soon as the puck dropped, the team gave everyone something to cheer about. Iowa shelled Milwaukee for seven goals, chasing Admirals netminder Troy Grosenick from the cage midway through the second period. Of course, it was captain Cal O’Reilly netting the first playoff goal in team history and was followed by Gerry Mayhew, Sam Anas, Kyle Rau (twice), Luke Kunin and Colton Beck. At the final horn, the Wild earned the team’s first playoff victory and sent every fan home happy.
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2014 – Kuemper lifts Minnesota to Stanley Cup OT Victory
Following the first season in franchise history, Darcy Kuemper was recalled by the Minnesota Wild for the organization’s playoff run, starting with a series against the Colorado Avalanche. Both Kuemper and his counterpart Seymon Varlamov boasted a shutout as the scoreless game headed into overtime but at the 5:06 mark, Mikael Granlund took a diving shot that beat the Avalanche goalie, giving the Wild its first win of the series, doing so at Xcel Energy Center. That night, Kuemper earned his first career playoff win and shutout in his first Stanley Cup Playoff appearance.