In the shadow of the sad news this past weekend, weighing on all Wild fans, there have been a few good things to happen for the franchise and its prospects and players. I thought that I'd at least share the news in case people weren't keeping up on some of the developments.
The Houston Aeros are up 2 games to 0 in their Western Conference final against Hamilton. The Aeros won game 2 by a score of 3 - 2 behind goals from Earl, Scandella, and Gillies. Jared Spurgeon had 2 assists, and Matt Hackett made 27 saves. This puts the Aeros 2 wins from a Calder Cup final appearance. The series moves to Hamilton now, for at least the next 2 games. Keep up the great work, guys!
Also, on Sunday, the Finnish hockey team won the World Championship with a 6 to 1 victory over rival Sweden. Finland scored 5 goals in the third period to overwhelm their opponents. Mikko Koivu recorded 2 assists in the game, and Mikael Granlund had 1 assist. For the tournament, Granland was Finland's second leading scorer with 9 points (2g-7a) in 9 games. Mikko scored 8 points in the 9 games.