First things first Wilderness, I need all of you to close your eyes, take a deep breath, and exhale. In with the good, out with the bad. In good, out bad. Repeat as necessary.
The Wild went into a tough house last night, against a tough team and escaped with 1 point. This is the first point the St. Louis Blues have given up at home this short season. Hell, the 4 goals the Wild scored were the first 4 they have even surrendered at the Scottrade Center this season. The sheer fact this went into overtime is a credit to this team and not a detriment. The Blues have a +11 goal differential which is tied for tops in the league right now. Be thankful for that point, the loss may be disappointing, but that 1 point puts us tops in the division which puts us 3rd in the West. Granted, 5 teams sit tied with 5 points which means things can change just like that. It also should show you just how valuable that 1 point really is. Get the point?
Its a new day and a new week Wilderness, keep your chin up and your stick on the ice (Red Green anyone?). Do not dwell on the past, shake it off and move forward.
NHL Three Stars: 4-point night for St. Louis, other St. Louis pays tribute to Musial | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports - Parise is your number 2 star in the NHL last night, despite the OT loss.
1st line scoring not quite enough to power Wild by the Blues in 5-4 overtime loss - Well will that line learn they need to score MORE goals!?!?!?
First Round Bust: Sunday Bathroom Reading - Please try not to drop your device in the toilet.
Wings never figured in the Zach Parise-Ryan Suter drama | The Detroit News | detroitnews.com
Detroit is still trying to figure out why? I'd like to introduce you to a dead horse.
Minnesota Wild: Mikael Granlund Looking Good Early On - One of the only guys not on the top line to score for the Wild, we need more of this and soon!
Minnesota Wild @ St. Louis Blues: Game Recap - Hockey Wilderness - Bryan's mad as hell, and he's not going to take it anymore! maybe ...
Tending the Fields
AHL All-Star Classic notebook:Phantoms and Devils all-stars join forces for the Eastern Conference - saratogian.com - Zucker breaks a record, which gets broken a minute later.
Orlando Closes Road Trip with 5-2 Loss to South Carolina - OurSports Central - Independent and Minor League Sports News - Solar Bears drop another one...
1-27-13 Dumba Interview Video - NHL VideoCenter - Minnesota Wild - Russo grills Duma55 in his exit interview.
Before returning to junior, Matt Dumba talks about experience of shadowing the Wild | StarTribune.com - Russo talks with Dumba55, couple other quick notes here as well.
Nothing here today, but I did catch most of the 2nd half of Saturdays game on replay yesterday and just have to say, OUCH! I cannot imagine what these guys arms and legs look like up close.
Off the Trail
Blackhawks off to best start in franchise history | ProHockeyTalk - I'd hate to have to play the Hawks right now... WHAT!? On Wednesday!?!?!? shit....
Slacker: Marleau scores once as Sharks keep rolling | ProHockeyTalk - Regression to the mean.
Don Cherry says Nail Yakupov ‘acted like an idiot’ during goal celebration: ‘You don’t do stuff like that’ | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports - Well if Don Cherry said it ... are we really still talking about this?
Alexander Ovechkin actually scored a goal! | Backhand Shelf | Blogs | theScore.com - When my cat scores a goal, the Capitals win games.