Chicago Blackhawks® vs. Minnesota Wild®: A Heated Central Division Rivalry

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Are the Chicago Blackhawks® and the Minnesota Wild® Rivals?

Yes, the Chicago Blackhawks® and the Minnesota Wild® have been rivals since the Wild’s first NHL® season in 2000. Both teams are divisional rivals, being part of the Central Division in the Western Conference. These two teams have also met in the playoffs three times, with the Blackhawks winning every series.

Who Are the Biggest Rivals of the Chicago Blackhawks®?

The biggest rivals of the Chicago Blackhawks® are divisional opponents the St. Louis Blues®, Nashville Predators® and the Minnesota Wild®. The Blackhawks also have a deep rooted rivalry with the Detroit Red Wings®, with the Blackhawks having played the Red Wings more than 750 times.

Who are the Biggest Rivals of the Minnesota Wild®?

The biggest rivals of the Minnesota Wild® are the Colorado Avalanche®, the Chicago Blackhawks® and the Winnipeg Jets™. The St. Louis Blues® also have a place of contention in the Wild’s heart, being divisional rivals and meeting in the playoffs multiple times.

Chicago Blackhawks® vs. Minnesota Wild® Series History

The Chicago Blackhawks® and Minnesota Wild® have a unique rivalry. Both teams are in the Central Division of the Western Conference and both teams share a similar geographical location. The history behind the Blackhawks and Wild rivalry goes beyond the development of the Wild. Chicago and Minnesota have always been rivals. Whether it be the Chicago Bears vs. the Minnesota Vikings or the Chicago White Sox vs. the Minnesota Twins, Chicago and Minnesota have never gotten along. Having crossed paths during the 2000s, the rivalry between the Chicago Blackhawks® and Minnesota Wild® didn’t really start until the 2010s.

When it comes to the history between the Chicago Blackhawks® and the Minnesota Wild®, it really boils down to three words: Stanley Cup® Playoffs. These two teams went head-to-head in the first round of the 2013 playoffs, with the Blackhawks winning 4-1, again in the 2014 playoffs where the Blackhawks defeated the Wild in the Conference Semifinals 4-2, and for the third time in 2015 when the Blackhawks steamrolled the Wild 4-0 in the Conference Semifinals. Interestingly enough, the regular season has been anything but a Blackhawks domination, with the Wild having a winning record of 47-29-1-4 against the Blackhawks. This rivalry stems from the back and forth between the Blackhawks fans and Wild fans; the age-old argument of overall wins vs. postseason wins. The Blackhawks have a destructive record of 12-3 in postseason wins.

Along with wins and losses, the 2010 trade between Nick Leddy to Chicago for Cam Barker to Minnesota fueled the rivalry between the Blackhawks and the Wild. Leddy played for the Blackhawks for years and was very successful, helping the Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup® in 2013 while Barker didn’t pan out and only played one year for the Wild.

In addition to a heated playoff history, the Chicago Blackhawks® and Minnesota Wild® faced off in the 2016 NHL Stadium Series™, with Minnesota besting Chicago 6 – 1.

Where Do the Chicago Blackhawks® and the Minnesota Wild® Play?

The Chicago Blackhawks® play at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. The United Center has been the home to the Chicago Blackhawks since its opening in 1994. The Blackhawks’ previous home was the Chicago Stadium, which hosted the Blackhawks from 1929–1994.

The Minnesota Wild® play at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. The stadium has been the Wild’s home since their 2000–2001 NHL® season debut.

 

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