With only about two weeks left in both the NHL & NBA seasons, tonight’s games pose as an important juncture for the Wild and the Timberwolves. Both teams come into Tuesday evening looking to snap losing streaks and finish out the regular season strong and, in the Wild’s case, carry some momentum into the postseason.
The Minnesota Wild have had an abysmal month of March, going 3-10-1 since the calendar turned, including going 1-7-1 in their last nine games. With this poor stretch of performances, the Wild have slid into second place in the Central Division, a full 8 points behind the Chicago Blackhawks. The Wild have also allowed at least 2 goals in their last 12 games, as Devan Dubnyk’s peak midseason form has regressed of late. The Wild look to get back on track tonight and try to move into the month of April with a bit of momentum against the top team in the NHL, the Washington Capitals. The Capitals come in having beaten the Wild 4-2 just two weeks ago, and maintain a 4-game win streak as they kick off a 5 game road trip tonight in Minnesota. The puck drops at 7 pm tonight and can be seen at 7 pm on FSN.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have likewise had a lackluster month of March, going 4-8 overall and currently sitting on a 6-game losing streak. Their last win was March 13th, over two weeks ago, and their last road victory game on March 1st. As such, the Timberwolves currently sit 6.5 games out of the 8th seed in the West, and will in all likelihood remain home for the playoffs. Regardless, for the Wolves all games provide valuable experience for their young players, and tonight’s game will be no exception when they take on the Pacers in Indiana. The Pacers come in competing for a playoff birth of their own, sitting in 7th place, just 2 games ahead of the Miami Heat for the final spot in the East. Tip-off tonight can be seen at 6 pm on FSN+.