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Wild eliminated early from Stanley Cup playoffs, yet again

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) No team in the ultra-competitive Western Conference has made the playoffs more times in a row than the Minnesota Wild, with six straight appearances to share the current streak lead with the Anaheim Ducks.

That regular season consistency has only led, however, to April dissatisfaction. Ousted in five games by Winnipeg in their first-round series, the Wild were sent again to an early exit from the Stanley Cup tournament. They were shut out by the Jets in the last two contests and finished with a scoreless streak of 141:47.

"It's really disappointing. I don't think that's indicative of the kind of team that we have. It was just a really tough night," center Matt Cullen said after the 5-0 loss in Winnipeg on Friday. "Obviously with our backs against the wall, I think we all expected more and hoped for more, and I think if we could do it all over again every guy would like to give more."

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Leaders
Points: E. Staal76
Plus/Minus: J. Brodin23
Shots on Goal: E. Staal241
PIM: M. Foligno72
Win: D. Dubnyk35
Shutouts: D. Dubnyk5
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 250 (11)
Shots: 2476 (26)
PP%: 20.4% (18)
Penalty Minutes: 684 (18)
Assists: 429 (12)
SH Goals: 7 (16)
Standings
Central Division
  W L OTL Pts
xyz-Nashville 53 18 11 117
x-Winnipeg 52 20 10 114
x-Minnesota 45 26 11 101
x-Colorado 43 30 9 95
St. Louis 44 32 6 94
Dallas 42 32 8 92
Chicago 33 39 10 76
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 229 (21)
Shots Against: 2569 (20)
PK%: 81.3% (13)
Penalty Minutes: 623 (26)
Shutouts: 6 (9)
Sv%: 0.911 (11)
Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/20 C. O'Reilly Called up from minors from iowa-AHL
4/17 A. Grant Called up from minors from Iowa-AHL
4/17 B. Menell Called up from minors from Iowa-AHL
4/17 Z. Palmquist Called up from minors from Iowa-AHL
4/17 I. Lodnia Called up from minors from Erie-OHL
4/17 S. Anas Called up from minors from Iowa-AHL
4/17 Z. Mitchell Called up from minors from Iowa-AHL
4/15 K. Gabriel Called up from minors from Iowa-AHL
4/15 J. Kloos Called up from minors from Iowa-AHL
4/15 K. Rau Called up from minors from Iowa-AHL
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