Well, now that we've all had a chance to get some rest, let's take a look at the Wild today, prior to Game 2.
Martin Skoula is officially listed as questionable due to taking a puck off his left leg in the OT wednesday night in Game 1. It turned out that he actually WAS trying to make a play on the puck, had it hit off his leg and go directly to Joe Sakic for the game winner, his 8th playoff game winner overall, tops among active NHL players.
Erik Reitz has been called up on emergency recall from Houston and practiced with the team today. He will be available if necessary for Game 2 Friday night.
Craig Leipold (pronounced 'LEY-pold') officially received the final clearance to take over Minnesota Sports & Entertainment (the parent company of the Wild) this morning. He also assumes control of the St. Paul Arena Co., Minnesota Swarm, Wildside Catering and 317 on the Park, the former Minnesota Club which is the Wild's headquarters building.
Leipold announced Thursday that he plans no changes in Wild hockey operations personnel.
A late winter snowstorm (supposed to be producing 3-5" of snow) has forced the Wild to cancel their pre-game pep rally across the street from the RiverCentre in rice park, it was announced this evening. The rally was to have started at 5 PM Friday, 3 hours prior to Game 2.
That's it for tonight.