Both times, the Colorado Avalanche got the tying goal late in regulation before winning in overtime.
Now the Wild are facing an elimination situation, with the Avalanche visiting for Game 6 on Monday and leading the first-round playoff series 3-2.
If the Wild are not able to ignore the what-if feelings of frustration from those narrow losses, they’ll be in trouble against an Avalanche team that perked up on Saturday after consecutive flat performances in Games 3 and 4.
But being on the edge might work in the Wild’s favor. They played some of their best games this season while missing key players.