The NHL joined the NBA and MLS in halting its regular season because of the spread of the coronavirus. The Wild had been scheduled to play host to the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday night.
The NHL pauses the 2019-20 season. pic.twitter.com/bCi776ZFqX
— NHL (@NHL) March 12, 2020
More details on the NHL suspending play. No travel allowed. No meeting. No paractices. However, it’s a rapidly changing environment. For now it’s go home, go home and stay home until further notice.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) March 12, 2020
Depending on how long the hiatus continues, there is a chance the NHL could decide to end the regular season and pick up with the playoffs. That would mean the Wild would end up outside the postseason picture. The playoff berths would be awarded on points percentage.
Who knew how right I may have been last week when I said, “in my mind, #mnwild need to go 3-0 on road trip?” If season is suspended and they pick up down the road with the playoffs, this could be the formula. A win at LA would have Wild at .572 https://t.co/ehn283FHR4
— Michael Russo (@RussoHockey) March 12, 2020