Game 7 in Colorado worked out well for Wild first time around [VIDEO]

The greatest moment in franchise history so far happened during the last Game 7 against the Avs.
The greatest moment in franchise history so far happened during the last Game 7 against the Avs.

Tonight, the Wild face a decisive Game 7 in Colorado. It's not the first time they've been in this situation.

Back in 2003, the Wild traveled to Denver in the same circumstance -- Game 7 of a first-round playoff series. Tonight, once again, they're up against Patrick Roy, as the Avs' '03 goalie is now Colorado's head coach.

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Are we in for another thrilling finish? We'll say this much -- the Sports Gods owe us a couple thirteen fourteen (as the Common Man says).

In case you've forgotten or are too young to remember, here's the exciting conclusion to that '03 contest:

Unfortunately, 11 years later, that remains the last season in which the Wild won a playoff series. (They would defeat the Vancouver Canucks in seven games in the second round before being swept by the Anaheim Ducks in the conference finals.)

Will the hometown team get Minnesota sports off the schneid and supply the state's first non-Lynx pro team series victory since the Timberwolves in 2004? One factor working against us is that the team's lucky gal, #LadyInPink Alyssa Nelson, apparently won't be making the trip:

But if you're looking for somewhere to watch the game, keep in mind that Nelson will be serving up specials:

And looks like this:

In any event, there's two things to try and keep in mind if tonight's game ends in disappointment -- one, don't fret, because Lynx season is just around the corner, and two, as backup goalie-philosopher Ilya Bryzgalov teaches us, there's much more important things in life than sports, sports, sports.

-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at [email protected]

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