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St. Paul mayor on Twitter after Wild’s blowout playoff loss: ‘WTF was that?’

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St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman (above, left, with Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton and mascot Nordy) took to Twitter on Wednesday night and articulated quite well the general disposition of Minnesota Wild fans in the wake of the team’s 6-1 shellacking at the hands of the St. Louis Blues in Game 4 of the teams’ playoff series.

Exactly. With a 2-1 lead in the first-round series and the Blues seemingly at a loss to how to match the Wild’s speed and intensity, the team had a huge opportunity to put a stranglehold on the series at home in front of rabid fans piled to the rafters at Xcel Energy Center. Instead, the Wild came out flat-footed in a clunker of a performance that saw the team down 3-0 before fans could barely even get settled into their seats.

Season-saving goaltender Devan Dubnyk had his worst performance in a Wild sweater since his midseason acquisition, giving up all six goals before receiving a sympathy yank from between the pipes by head coach Mike Yeo. Although it’s not like the team did much to help him out in a complete stinker of an effort from a squad that appeared to be on the threshold of running the Blues out of the postseason.

WTF, indeed.

[Pioneer Press, photo credit: Pioneer Press: Jean Pieri]