Scouting the Playoff Race: Minnesota Wild

The Vegas Golden Knights are in a race to make the playoffs. One team that's a thorn in their side is the Minnesota Wild.

Minnesota Wild v Arizona Coyotes
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The Vegas Golden Knights are in the middle of a playoff race, hoping to repeat as Stanley Cup champions. Currently, the Golden Knights sit at 77 points, holding the last wild card spot in the Western Conference. However, there's one pesky team that won't go away: the Minnesota Wild.

The Wild sit at 71 points in the Western Conference, earning points in seven of their last 10 games. That includes a "wild" 4-3 overtime victory on Sunday against the Nashville Predators, where Minnesota pulled their goalie... in overtime.

Should the Vegas Golden Knights be concerned about the Minnesota Wild? What does the future hold for Minnesota in the playoff race? It's time to explore the Golden Knights's adversary and see if they're a threat.