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Minnesota Wild succumbs to the First Round Curse yet again

Earlier, Dallas Stars defeated the Minnesota Wild 4-1 and clinched the series 4-2, thereby advancing to the second round of Stanley Cup Playoffs. Despite winning two of the first three games, Minnesota failed to take advantage. Dallas won the last three straight games, thanks to brilliant efforts by Roope Hintz (12 points) and Jake Oettinger (I Shutout, .929% SV).

The loss meant that Minnesota bids adieu to the Stanley Cup in the first round for the third time straight. In the 22 years they have played in the league, The Wild have reached Playoffs on 13 occasions. In 2003, They went to the Stanley Cup Final where the Mighty Ducks defeated them. Also Read: Rinkside Rundown: What do you mean by Overtime? How is it different in Regular Season and Postseason

The past ten years have not been good for the Wild. They played playoffs a whopping 8 times. Of those eight times, six of them ended in a Wild loss in the First round. The curse which began in the 2015-16 season has yet again come to haunt the team from the Land of 10000 Lakes.

Surprisingly enough, Dallas Stars was the opponent the first time Minnesota Wild lost in Stanley Cup Playoffs first-round. Also, in a very similar margin, 4-2. One more year, yet another first-round exit. Also read: Why Is The Logo Of Seattle Kraken One Of The Best In The NHL?

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Mohammed Bazim
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Mohammed Bazim S is a final-year Journalism student with a deep passion for sports reporting. At the age of 19, he is already making strides towards his dream of becoming a paddock reporter and rinkside correspondent. With a particular love for ice hockey and Formula 1, Mohammed aspires to capture the excitement of these sports through immersive reporting. His enthusiasm, coupled with his dedication to honing his skills, sets him on a path towards bringing the thrilling world of sports to life for fans worldwide.

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