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Video: Wild refuse to go quietly, push Blues to overtime with mad rush

St Louis Blues v Minnesota Wild - Game Five

ST PAUL, MN - APRIL 22: (L-R) Erik Haula #56 , Chris Stewart #7, Ryan White #21 and Jason Pominville #29 of the Minnesota Wild celebrate a goal by teammate Ryan Suter #20 of the Minnesota Wild against the St. Louis Blues during the first period in Game Five of the Western Conference First Round during the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Xcel Energy Center on April 14, 2017 in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

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The Minnesota Wild could have buckled when they went down 3-0 in their series against the St. Louis Blues.

They easily could have shut down shop when a goal was disallowed during the third period of Game 5, maintaining the Blues’ lead at 3-1.

Instead, they just kept fighting and fighting, maybe to avoid this gesture from Bruce Boudreau.

They fought back to score two goals that actually counted, starting with this tally by Mikko Koivu.

The 3-3 goal was a combination of arguably a rare mistake by Jake Allen as he seemed to be a touch too aggressive, although you have to credit Jason Zucker’s instincts and speed. Ultimately, that goal sent Game 5 to overtime.

Impressive stuff. We’ll see if the Wild can force a Game 6, but either way, this team showed that they have some fight left in them.