Charlie Coyle 

Charlie Coyle 

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The Minnesota Wild are still in the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs and a major reason has been the play of Charlie Coyle of Weymouth, Massachusetts. Coyle scored the game winning goal for the Wild on Wednesday in their 2-0 win over the St. Louis Blues in game four of the Western Conference quarterfinal series of the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs. 

Coyle scored his second goal of the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs and seventh career postseason goal at 16:50 of the first period. The goal was unassisted as Blues goaltender Jake Allen had come out of his net and gave the puck right to Coyle, who scored his second career postseason game winning goal. Coyle's first career postseason game winning goal came on April 24, 2014 in a 2-1 Wild win over the Colorado Avalanche. 

Coyle meanwhile had a career regular season for the Wild. He had career highs in assists (38), points (56), blocked shots (63), power play goals (four), power play assists (five), power play points (nine), game winning goals (five), and shots on goal (159). 

The Wild meanwhile have a lot of work to do to stay in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Even though the Wild won the game, they still trail the Blues three games to one in the best out of seven series. Game five is Saturday at 1 p.m. mountain time.