The Minnesota Wild are a National Hockey League team based in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
In '03, the Wild, in their first ever playoff appearance, make it all the way to the Western Conference Finals before being swept 4-0 by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. Previously, the Wild had beaten the heavily favored and third seeded Colorado Avalanche in the first round in seven games, coming down from a 3-1 series deficit and winning both Game 6 and 7 in overtime. Andrew Brunette scored the series clincher. In the Western Conference Semi-finals, the Wild beat the fourth seeded Vancouver Canucks, again in seven games, and again after being down 3-1 in the series. In the process, the Wild became the first team in playoff history to capture a seven game series twice after facing elimination during Game 5.