Minnesota Wild have a chance to gain a lead in round one of the NHL Playoffs

The Minnesota Wild have a chance to gain a lead in round one of the NHL Playoffs. The best of seven series against the St. Louis Blues returns to St. Paul for Game 5 on Tuesday.

Hubbard Broadcastings’ KSTP Sports was at the Wild’s morning skate Tuesday, and spoke with coach Dean Evason and forwards Matt Boldy and Nicolas Deslauriers.

Each team has two games a piece, with Sunday’s Game 4 being the closest scoring game.

The Blues managed to get out ahead with an early 3-1 lead, but the Wild held on and got within one until the final period.

That’s when the Blues found the back of the net two more times, and won 5-2.

However, with Game 5 being back in St. Paul, the Wild are hopeful.

“We’re always happy to go home and play in front of our fans. Hopefully, we’ll find some momentum in Game 5” said Matt Dumba.

“Like he said, use it to your advantage, but yeah, hopefully a little more confidence going into game 5. Like he said, it’s nice, but obviously it’d be nicer to win,” said Matt Boldy.

“We’re very excited to be back home,” said Dean Evason.

Puck drop is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Xcel Energy Center.

Game 6 will be played Thursday in St. Louis. That also is an 8:30 p.m. start.

Whoever wins the series will face the Colorado Avalanche.