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Odds favor a Wild-Winnipeg first round playoff series

The division rivals are likely to meet in the first round.
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Devan Dubnyk made 30 saves and picked up his 200th career win and head coach Bruce Boudreau reached 499 career victories in the Wild's 3-1 win at Arizona on Saturday. 

Minnesota now has a 5-point lead on Dallas and Colorado for third place in the Central Division, meaning it would take a rather big collapse over the final 10 games to fall out of the playoff race. 

It also increases the odds of a Wild versus Winnipeg first-round playoff series. The only way it could realistically change is if the Wild are passed by Dallas or Colorado, which would then put Minnesota in a first-round series against Vegas or Nashville. 

Winnipeg beat the Wild in three of four meetings this season. 

Minnesota is 3-0 against Vegas and 2-1 against Nashville with two more games to go. 

The Wild return to the ice Monday night at home against the Los Angeles Kings. 

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