Playoff Liveblog: Photos from The X

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I'm disappointed that I haven't seen any homemade Stanley Cup hats, but there are plenty of rabid fans in the sea of 19,360 worth showcasing.

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It's another sweat towel give away night.


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The National Anthem. They've really perfected the whole projecting images on to the ice thing. The video highlights and graphics are really sharp.


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Scott and Brianna Wukawitz from Cottage Grove with matching facepaint.


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David Foster of Minneapolis.


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Scott Drain of St. Paul says he dresses like this for every game. The gloves are vintage from the 1960s with steel plates in the thumbs.

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Youth hockey teams sell game programs and the Wild donates a percentage of sales to their team. These kids are relentless! They rove in packs intent on earning dough, and they're good little salespeople. Several yelped '$3! CHEAPER THAN A GALLON OF GAS!' Christian Johnson of Bloomington was making his pitch loud and clear.


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Ty and Nathan Hall came from Denver to see the game.


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Mike, from Thunder Bay, Ontario, drove in through the latest blizzard to get to the game. He says that he finally stopped driving at 1:30 a.m. because there were whiteout conditions and he saw four cars marooned on the side of the road. He was a fan of the Qubec Nordiques, and when they abandoned him and moved to Colorado, he kept supporting them anyway.


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Noah Ratgen of Lino Lakes.


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Victory! Defenseman Keith Carney lights the lamp at 1:14 in overtime giving the Wild a 3-2 win and evening the series at 1-1.

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Saluting the fans.

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