Man, what a goofy team.
Articles and blogs all talking about how they can't score 5:5 to save their lives...six (6!!) ES goals last night.
Bruno and Koivu called out in the media for not scoring...one goal apiece last night.
The teams stars called out for being wusses/not team players...first Nolan and then Queen MAB (Queen MAB!!!) demand to get back into the lineup, do, and each scores a goal in his return.
Perhaps the most encouraging aspect of last night's 6-3 win over the Coyotes was how the team settled itself down after Phoenix turned a 4-1 deficit into a 4-3 deficit in just under six minutes in the third period. That was prime "shit the bed" territory for the Wild, but they bore down, Kimmy sends a beautiful outlet to Cal, who beats Bryz high glove to restore the 2-goal lead and then Shep goes all Cobra-Kai on the Coyotes to seal the deal.
That gut check was big.
The Wild has been doing a good job of limiting penalties all season, and they only gave the Coyotes one (22-second) PP all night.
But this ended up being a "get well" game for many different players. Hopefully they can keep it up going into the break.
Chicken Little says: But for a 60-minute effort this could have been a blowout.
Pollyanna says: I just knew they had that offense in them!
Bottom line: Slowly getting that record against the western conference back up towards 0.500...
Stud: Cal was engaged all over the stat sheet last night, hitting, (getting hit), assisting and scoring. Koivu got the GWG, but Cal put it away.
Dud: I said during the live blog that NASA launches space shuttles more quickly than PMB gets shots off.
Up Next: vs. Edmonton, Thursday 8 pm ET. (FSN-North in HD, SNET)