Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Bad Scoring Omen?

Wild @ Oilers - 2-12-08 - A View from My Couch
Who ever heard of outshooting a team 21-4 in a period and being outscored 1-0 for the period. That was the tale of tonight's game, a 4-2 loss to the Oil. The Wild really dominated the first two periods but Oilers G Mathieu Garon played a great game, and Wild G Niklas Backstrom let in a couple softies. Coach Jaques even made a goaltender change, bringing in Josh Harding to start the 3rd period. Apparently they used all their energy and chances in the first 2 periods. Harding was equally shaky and gave up 2 more goals, although he was hung out to dry by the Wild defense on one of them, and the Wild never had much of a sniff but for a late goal by Mark Parrish.

Hopefully the Wild can rediscover their scoring touch soon.

The Fight to Hang the 1st Banner
The Wizzy got some help tonite. Anaheim beat Colorado 2-1 with a late goal. Teemu Selane also got his 1st goal of the year in that one. As of this post, Calgary and San Jose are tied 2-2 at the 2nd intermission. So the nite will finish with the Wild still up either 2 or 3 points in the Northwest.

  • Appears I have to get motivational again. Eric "Todd White" Belanger has all but vanished. I was a huge fan at the beginning of the year, but he isn't scoring right now. Appears people were right that said he's the same player as White.
  • Gabby wearing the "A" is silly looking.
  • I hate "Thee Oilers goal..."
  • With the lone meaningful Wild goal tonite, Demo has a nice scoring stretch going.
Next on the Docket - Wild @ Canucks - Thurs 2-14-08
Gotta...win...this...game. Let's see if a goalie can give us a good performance. Wild 2 Canucks 0


  1. I also found myself wondering lately where Belanger is...

    And I agree that Gabby with the A looked a little...unnatural.

  2. Good point you brought up about Eric Belanger. Where the hell has he been? I was thinking the same thing Elise was.

    The Wild better bounce back from this loss because they can ill afford to be on the short end of any more divisional games if they expect to capture their first Northwest Division title.


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