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Individual Playoff Surprises And Disappointments – Western Conference

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Minnesota Wild – Zach Parise

May 7, 2013; Saint Paul, MN, USA; Minnesota Wild forward Zach Parise (11) carries the puck against the Chicago Blackhawks during the third period in game four of the first round of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs at Xcel Energy Center. The Blackhawks defeated the Wild 3-0. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

The Wild made the playoffs, but were overmatched in the first round against the Blackhawks.  Parise was a big-money acquisition in the off-season, but couldn’t have the effect on the playoffs that he had the previous year in New Jersey.  He notched only one goal and finished a team-worst -7 in the 5 game first round elimination.