Morning Skate: Crazy Northwest race 

March, 17, 2008
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There are just two games on St. Patrick's Day. Fittingly, the two home teams -- Minnesota and Vancouver -- do wear different degrees of green. With two (or maybe three) critical points on the line, the Wild and Canucks both certainly are hoping they'll have a little extra luck on their side.

Minnesota and Vancouver have something else in common: they're both in the crazy-close Northwest Division. Coming into Monday's play, the Wild, Flames and Avalanche are atop the division, each with 84 points. By virtue of the tiebreaker, Minnesota is renting the top spot (one more win than Calgary and one fewer game played than Colorado).


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