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Logo evolution
Logo 2000-
Statistics (as of 2016-2017 season)
GP Games played - Number of games the team has played
W Wins - Games the team has won, either in regulation or in overtime
L Losses - Games the team has lost in regulation
T Ties - Games that have ended in a tie
PTS Points - Team points, calculated from W, L, T, OTL and SOL; used to determine standings
GF Goals for - Number of goals the team has scored
GA Goals against - Number of goals scored against the team
HOME 11 6 4 1 13 40 29
AWAY 8 2 5 0 5 16 26
TOTALS 19 8 9 1 18 56 55

The Minnesota Wild joined the NHL in 2000-01, marking hockey’s return to the twin cities after the North Stars left for Dallas in 1993. The first two years were rough on the new franchise, as the team finished both seasons near the bottom of the Western Conference standings.

The first matchup between the Canadiens and the Wild took place on October 24, 2000 at the Bell Centre, and ended in a 2-2 draw.

Montreal and Minnesota, the Northwest Division champions in 2008, have never met in the playoffs.