The Minnesota Wild will play the fourth match in the series against the Vancouver Canucks. Now the score in the series is 2: 1 in favour of the guests, but the hosts are not inferior in the game. Will they equalise?
Minnesota finished the regular championship by beating Anaheim (5-4, OT), moving up to the tenth position and qualifying for the playoffs in the new format. During the test matches, Wild played against Colorado (2: 3).
Greg Pateryn cannot recover from his injuries and will not benefit the team in this match.
Vancouver finished the main part of the championship with an overtime victory over the Islanders (5: 4, OT), but this allowed them to move up a little higher – to the seventh position. In the test game, the killer whales lost 1: 4 to Winnipeg without any options.
The Canucks got off to a bad start in the elimination games – 0: 3. For the sake of fairness, further, they did not allow to doubt their superiority, taking two victories without any problems.
Minnesota Wild – Vancouver Canucks
In our opinion, Minnesota will win today. The Wild have a combat-ready team, which in the class is not inferior to their opponent. Moreover, in face-to-face confrontations, nominal hosts are even slightly more successful. The Canucks secured two victories due to powerful striking segments, but it was not without luck – we are waiting for revenge.