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Boudreau walks into this one by viewing Wild’s next contest ‘like a Game 7'

Jake Allen made 40 saves to lead the Blues to a 3-1 win over the Wild for a commanding 3-0 series lead.

It’s tough not to feel bad for Minnesota Wild head coach Bruce Boudreau ... unless you’d rather just make fun of him.

Boudreau said that he’s not going to criticize his team’s efforts after the St. Louis Blues opened up a startling 3-0 series lead against the Wild, and it’s easy to see why. Luck can be pretty cruel and fickle in the playoffs, and as it stands, Minnesota just can’t seem to solve Jake Allen.

Still ... some of his comments made it pretty easy for his hecklers.
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OK, one in particular:

Considering Boudreau’s history in Game 7 situations, well, people were already making jokes:


The range of reactions for Boudreau making a Game 7 reference (and the Wild’s unfortunate start so far) basically go from discomfort/awkwardness:

To glee:

Poor Bruce.

Check out Boudreau’s full thoughts in the clip below. The Wild and the Minneapolis Star-Tribune’s Michael Russo also provided other quality reactions in their respective feeds.

The Wild play Game 7 4 against the Blues on Wednesday.