With 2-0 win by rival Jets, Wild can’t clinch 07 Apr 15

 

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Blake Wheeler and Drew Stafford scored, Ondrej Pavelec made 32 saves and the Winnipeg Jets gave their playoff push a big boost with a 2-0 victory over Minnesota on Monday, preventing the Wild from clinching a wild-card spot.

The Wild stayed stuck on 96 points after their first loss by more than one goal in 34 games since Jan. 19. They must finish the regular season on the road, where they’ve won 10 straight games to set a franchise record, with visits to Central Division rivals Chicago, Nashville and St. Louis.

The Jets reached 94 points, keeping the pressure on not only the Wild but the Pacific Division teams that haven’t secured one of the three playoff berths on the other side of the rugged Western Conference.