Two Central Division Teams Clinch Playoff Spots

With just two weeks to go before the 2023 NHL playoffs begin, the field is beginning to take shape, and on Monday night, two more teams punched their ticket to the post-season, as every team in the league attempts to dethrone the Colorado Avalanche as Stanley Cup Champions.

Firstly we have the Minnesota Wild, who find themselves sitting in second place in the Central, but with 98 points, they're ready to make the long awaited playoff run that's been coming for quite some time, and with Marc-Andre Fleury in net, anything is possible. 

Secondly is the team that's ahead of them in the Central (despite being tied at 98 points), the Dallas Stars, who come off a disappointing series loss a year ago to Calgary, but have looked much better all season long, and with the West wide open, there's no reason why they couldn't make a very deep run. 

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