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Wild on the brink against Hawks


By Chad Graff

St. Paul Pioneer Press

ST. PAUL — There’s no good explanation, but there’s also no way around it.

As the Wild enter their third elimination game of the postseason in Tuesday night’s Game 6 against the Chicago Blackhawks, it’s clear they’re not making it easy for themselves.

“We always seem to make things harder than it needs to be,” defenseman Ryan Suter said.

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