In case you're wondering why I'm doing the Walk today instead of Tony, it's because me and him swapped days because he wanted to get a little more sleep last night.
So now this means you'll be seeing the Walk from him tomorrow.
And yes, I did indeed carve that awesome Wild pumpkin that you see in the photo above in case you're wondering. What do you think of it? Personally, I thought I did a decent job with it.
Ranting and pumpkin talk aside, I'm now going to give my thoughts of last night's game (even though I didn't get to watch it; I did keep track of it via my phone). Last night's game was more of the same story we heard before. They outshot their opposition (up until the end of this game), and came up short. What else is new?
The end result: a 3-1 loss for the Wild.
Today is an off day for travel purposes because tomorrow they'll be in Sunrise to take on the Panthers.
If they play their cards right, they should be able to pounce all over them (I've been waiting to say that for a long time now).
Let's take a walk now, shall we?
Game Recaps & Reactions
Minnesota Wild Lose to Tampa Bay Lightning - Post Game Report - Gone Puck Wild - Here's a recap of last night's game thanks to Gone Puck Wild.
Thoughts and reaction from the Wild's 3-1 loss to Tampa Bay - TwinCities.com - There was a snake in Tampa Bay's visitor locker room??!! Don't worry, no one got bit by it.
Wild find a snake ... and continue to be snakebit in Tampa | Russo's Rants | StarTribune.com - ♪Snake, a snake, oh, it's a snake♪ (almost all of you should know what song I'm quoting here)
Matt Cooke believes he can save Patrick Kaleta, who appeals 10-game ban | Puck Daddy - Wow. Didn't see this coming.
Wild notes: Cooke wants to be penalty-kill solution | Star Tribune - With the way he's been playing ever since we acquired him, he could be the answer to our less-than-adequate PK.
Off the Trail
Columbus vs Montreal - Recap - NHL - Sports - CBC.ca - The Canadiens won this one over the Jackets 5-3. That's now their 4th straight win. Hopefully our Wild can have some streak like that going at some point...
Hybrid icing plays role in Maple Leafs' loss to Hurricanes | Hockey | CBC Sports - Ok, so this is what they're blaming the Leafs' loss on?
Penguins extend Flyers' season-opening misery - The Sports Network - Man. Good night for Pens fans last night, but not so good for Flyers fans. I actually kind of feel bad for all those Flyers fans out there now.
Blues edge Blackhawks | News Tribune - The start of this season for the Hawks definitely hasn't lived up to that impressive point streak of last season.
'Awful' outcome for Blackhawks - DailyHerald.com - Really?! A SO loss is an awful end to a game?! The Hawks should be happy that they came out with a point.