The wait is over in Des Moines.
The Iowa Wild are heading to the Calder Cup Playoffs for the first time on the strength of a three-game winning streak to end the regular season. The Wild, who were fifth in the Central Division on Wednesday, enter the final day of the regular season in second place and can fall no lower than third.
Iowa missed the playoffs in each of its first five seasons.
The AHL’s 2018-19 regular season ends Sunday. For more information and daily updates on the Calder Cup Playoff races, check out the official AHL Playoff Primer.