News: Fontaine scored the game-winning goal in Sunday's series-clinching Game 6 victory over the Blues.
Impact: It was the first goal of the playoffs for Fontaine, who racked up two points in Round 1. The fourth-liner is a decent depth scorer who is capable of potting 10-15 goals in the regular season. While Fontaine has only registered four points in 14 career NHL playoff games, the Wild will need continual production from their bottom-six if they hope to get past the Blackhawks in Round 2.
News: Parise netted a pair of goals, including a shorthanded marker, in Sunday's series-clinching Game 6 win over the Blues.
Impact: A great outing for Parise, who was dominant in Round 1. The 30-year-old had three goals and seven points in six games, helping the Wild move on to Round 2 to face Chicago. The top-line winger is sporting a solid plus-3 rating in these playoffs and will need to be at this best if the Wild hope to have any chance of getting past the Blackhawks in the second round.
News: Dubnyk stopped 30 of 31 shots in Sunday's series-clinching Game 6 win over the Blues.
Impact: A fantastic performance from Dubnyk, who has been outstanding in back-to-back games after getting lit up for six goals in Game 4. The 28-year-old finished the first round with a .913 save percentage, 2.32 GAA and one shutout. If Dubnyk, who registered an impressive .929 save percentage in the regular season , can carry his terrific play from Games 5 and 6 of Round 1 into Round 2, the Wild could have a chance to get past the Blackhawks.
News: Dubnyk will start in net for Sunday's Game 6 matchup with the Blues.
Impact: Dubnyk stopped 36 of the 37 shots he faced in Game 5 on Friday en route to a 4-1 victory over the Blues. He'll lead the club onto the ice Sunday as well as the Wild look to close out the Blues.
News: The Minnesota Wild have signed Swiss center Christoph Bertschy to a three-year, entry-level contract starting with the 2015-16 season.
Impact: A 21-year-old native of Fribourg, Switzerland, Bertschy had 14 goals, 16 assists and 26 penalty minutes in 44 games with SC Bern in the Swiss League in 2014-15. He added a goal and two assists in seven playoff games. He had three goals and two assists for Switzerland in six games at the 2013 World Junior Championship. The 5-foot-10, 189-pounder was selected by Minnesota in the sixth round of the 2012 draft.