Wild clinch division first time ever

Here's your commemorative press release:


Wild will have home ice in first round of 2008 Stanley Cup Playoffs

SAINT PAUL/MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - The National Hockey League’s (NHL) Minnesota Wild has clinched its first Northwest Division title with a 3-1 victory over the Calgary Flames tonight at Xcel Energy Center. The Wild, which will hold the Western Conference’s No. 3 seed in the 2008 Stanley Cup Playoffs, is currently 44-28-9 with 97 points heading into Sunday’s 2 p.m. season finale at Colorado. Tonight’s win also marked the 500th regular season victory in Head Coach Jacques Lemaire’s career.

The 2008 Stanley Cup Playoffs begin on April 9 and 10. Minnesota’s first round opponent and schedule will not be determined until the conclusion of the NHL’s regular season on April 6.

The Minnesota Wild have announced that single game tickets for all home games in the first round of the 2008 Stanley Cup Playoffs will go on sale Saturday, April 5 at 9:00 a.m. at the Xcel Energy Center Box Office and at 10:00 a.m. at all Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com ) locations or charge by calling Ticketmaster at (651) 989-5151. A $2.00 facility fee will be added to all Wild single game playoff tickets. Ticketmaster charges are not included and are not applicable to tickets purchased at the Xcel Energy Center Box Office. A limit of four tickets per game may be purchased per person.

And ticket prices:


Individual Ticket Prices Conference Quarterfinal Club Level Sides $115 Club Level Ends $105 Lower Level Sides $107 Lower Level Corners $97 Lower Level Ends $87 Standing Room Only $63 Upper Level Sides $52 Upper Level Ends $38

In addition, 2008 Stanley Cup Playoff merchandise is available exclusively at The Hockey Lodge at Xcel Energy Center and at The Hockey Lodge at Mall of America. Additional playoff merchandise will be added to all locations prior to Game 1. For more information please call The Hockey Lodge at (651) 726-8250 or email hockeylodge@wild.com .

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