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NHL playoff watch standings update: The impact of Thursday's Dallas Stars-Minnesota Wild game

Any time the Dallas Stars and the Minnesota Wild face off, it's a reminder of when the North Stars relocated from Minnesota to Texas, and all of the anger about that decision for years to come among residents of the State of Hockey. Fun fact: That franchise has now played more regular season games as the Dallas Stars than the Minnesota North Stars.

In other words, there is some additional heat for the intradivisional clash between the two clubs tonight (8 p.m. ET on ESPN). And oh yeah, both teams also have their sights set on the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs.