As the number two seed in the Western Conference, the Minnesota Wild will have home ice advantage against the St. Louis Blues in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. Here's the best-of-seven series schedule released by the NHL:

This is the eighth time the Wild have reached the playoffs since the team joined the league in 2001, and the fifth straight year in the post-season. Minnesota lost in the Western Conference finals in 2003 for their best post-season performance to date.

The winner of the Minnesota/St. Louis series will advance to the second round to face the winner of the Chicago/Nashville series.

Lets go Wild!

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