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The day after big days always result in a hang over. Regardless of if you drank any booze or not, yesterday was a big day. Defending the Blue Line Day was a huge success, and Andrew Brunette got a memory of a game for his 1000th. The day was... excellent.

Today, we have no hockey, but we have our memories. Watching the founder of DTBL, Shane Hudella, shake hands with the Governor of Minnesota, and then watching Niklas Backstrom kick a puck out of the air from his stomach, and then to cap it off with a shoot out win in which Backs gives up no goals? All I can do is shake my head in amazement that I was one of the lucky few who got to see it all happen live. 

I love this country.

Hopefully everyone else got to have at least a decent day. If not, I am sorry. Either way, we move forward with the Facebook Question of the Day. Also today, Nathan begins a product review, and a contest for you to win something some of you may find interesting. That post is scheduled for the noon hour.

I will be driving for most of the day, but if I get home in time, there may be more on Defending the Blue Line Day.

Enjoy your day all.

Congrats on 1000 games, Bruno. Congrats, indeed.

Wild News

 

Backstrom saves the day for Wild | StarTribune.com - The show was supposed to be Bruno's. Instead, it was Backstrom's.

 

No hits, but still lots of All-Star fun | StarTribune.com - Burns and Havlat recount the ASG.

 

Bag skate proves pivotal for Wild | StarTribune.com - Jim Souhan looks back at the critical moment in the Wild's season.

Wild wins 1-0 shootout over L.A.; Theodore to start Thursday's game in Denver | StarTribune.com - Russo wraps it all up with the Rants.

Andrew Brunette's 1,000 career games impress young Minnesota Wild teammates - TwinCities.com - Noooow, he sees it is a big deal. Gotcha.

Rustproofing: After slow start, Backstrom delivers Wild shootout win | 1500 ESPN Twin Cities | Radio home of the Minnesota Twins - Local radio weighs in on the game.

KiPA's Korner

Hitting The Post: Tampa knocks off Philly; Canucks benefit - Those last two words make me want to gouge out my eyes.

In case you missed the save from Backstrom: