171 Wilderness, but what does it mean? Could it be the projected points from the top line on the season? Is it perhaps total number of goals against for the Wild netminders this coming season? Is it Zenon Konopka's penalty minutes at the midway point of the season?
All fine guesses if you were to ask me, but 171 is not the answer to any of those questions.
We are now officially 171 periods closer to the next lockout...
The numbers are crunched and the answer is found! For your Minnesota Wild have officially played 171 periods of lockout free hockey! Now lets see how it all broke down:
- 144 Regular Season
- 10 Regular Season OT
- 6 Shoot-outs lasting a grand total of 16 rounds
- 15 Playoff
- 2 Playoff OT
- 159 Non-OT / 171 Total periods
- 246 Regular Season
- 24 Regular Season OT
- 20 Shoot-outs lasting a grand total of 64 rounds
- 0 Playoff
- 0 Playoff OT
- 246 Non-OT / 270 Total periods