The Minnesota Wild fly home to lick their wounds after dropping another road game and earning themselves 3 points of a possible 8 on the road trip. The Wild's lone victory on the trip coming in Buffalo.
I was at a family friends anniversary party last night, so I didn't get much of a chance to watch the game although I dipped in and out throughout the night. It looked like from what I saw to be more of the same. A lot of puck possession, a bunch of chances and just no finishing touch.
The Wild do not play again until Tuesday, when the Nashville Predators will be in town. Hopefully a few days of practice will give this team the scoring punch they lack right now because I'm pretty sick of dominating a game and not winning.
Hitting The Post: 30WR: Wild Lose To Panthers in SO
Not for the squeamish, this one pretty much sums up what we are all feeling.
Postgame reaction to Wild's 2-1 shootout loss to Florida | Russo's Rants | StarTribune.com
Another game the Wild struggle to put the puck in the net, and it cost them a point.
HockeyBuzz.com - Tony Dean - MNWild: Punchless Wild On Vacation in Florida
Just how long can we expect Heatley to just plain suck?
Minnesota Wild Lose In SO Florida Panthers - Gone Puck Wild - A Minnesota Wild Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Tim Thomas, back from injury in time to stifle the Wild's efforts in Florida.
Wild's dismal road trip ends with shootout loss to Florida | Star Tribune
But did they win in the fancy stats categories?
NHL Insider: Buffalo bad boy better pay attention to Wild's Cooke | Star Tribune
Cooke for hire as NHL bad boy consultant?
Tending the Fields
Orlando Solar Bears fall 4-2 to Florida Everblades in home opener Saturday - Orlando Sentinel
Solar Bears give up a 2-0 lead in the third period and lose to Everblades for second time in two days
Off the Trail
Niklas Kronwall feels better, blames himself for getting injured on hit - CBSSports.com
Niklas Kronwall says he's feeling fine after a hit that put him on a stretcher this week. The Detroit defenseman also feels he made himself vulnerable to the hit.
Vote of confidence or kiss of death for NJ Devils coach Pete DeBoer? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
The seat behind the bench in New Jersey is on fire.
Coyotes goalie Mike Smith scores goal, thus fulfilling his destiny (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
A goalie scores a goal, with a buzzer beater in the most literal sense of the word.
NHL Recap - Colorado Avalanche at Buffalo Sabres - Oct 19, 2013 - CBSSports.com
Matt Duchene, Gabriel Landeskog and Ryan O'Reilly each had a goal and an assist to lead the Colorado Avalanche in a 4-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night.
NHL Recap - Toronto Maple Leafs at Chicago Blackhawks - Oct 19, 2013 - CBSSports.com
Bryan Bickell sparked Chicago's big second period with his first goal of the season, helping the Blackhawks beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 on Saturday night.
Report: Hockey Hall of Famer Allan Stanley dies at 87 - NHL.com - News
Hall of Fame defenseman Allan Stanley, a member of four Stanley Cup-winning teams, has died at age 87, the Toronto Star reported Saturday.