Kings @ Wild - 3-2-08 - A View from the Couch
Wasn't impressive, but the Wild come away with 2 pts tonite with a 2-1 OT win. Captain Gabby with a goal and an assist in his 1st game ever as Wild captain, and the much maligned Martin Skoula with the game winner in OT. The team played a pretty strong game defensively. LA's only goal came on a nice individual effort from a bad angle. Niklas Backstrom continued to be strong in net. James Shepard had another strong game on the puck. All in all, 2 pts is 2 pts. And gross Marc Crawford goes home a loser.
Fight to Hang the 1st Banner
Calgary won last nite, so coming in to the game we were tied for 1st in the NW. With the win, the Wild are still atop all alone, albeit only by 2 points. Vancouver lost to Chicago, so they're now 5 pts back. And now Ryan Smyth is hurt for Colorado, so we'll see what that does to their playoff hopes.
Bulldogs v. Fighting Sioux
UMD swept this weekend by UND. This was expected, but at least the Dogs finally scored after not scoring in 11 periods of WCHA play. They finally got one today with about 6 minutes left in the 3rd, but the Sioux tied it and won it in OT. Coach Sandelin should hit the bricks.
Next on the Docket - Blackhawks @ Wild - Tues 3-4-08
Payback time for the bad game we played a couple weeks ago in Chicago. Another important game to pick up 2 pts however they may come. I still say we're due for a shutout. Wild 3 Hawks 0
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