As you know, the Wild came back from down 2-1 to win last night's game against Ottawa 4-3. Koivu had some late-game heroics for the second time in the last three games, but I don't want to re-type the same stuff over and over again. In case you didn't read my game recap from last night, I pretty much think that the Wild were lucky to scrape out a win last night, and that they'll need to be a hell of a lot better to keep winning.
Revolutionary, I know.
Anyway, the Wild have a couple of days off before continuing their road trip at Winnipeg, where they'll face such fierce goal scorers as Devin Setoguchi, and maybe Antti Miettinen. I can't remember if Mittens still plays for them.
I'm wiped, so let's get on to the Walk.
Wild notes: Burning memories of Ottawa | Star Tribune- The fire that (Bobby?) Ryan started, a quick and vague Nik Backstrom update, and a note on Jay-Z.
Minnesota Wild: Dany Heatley faces off against former team - TwinCities.com- Well, that went well.
No, wait. That actually did go well. Who knew?
Fantasy Hockey: Josh Harding Makes it Look Easy- He certainly has been.
Off the Trail
Sidney Crosby vs. Alex Ovechkin thankfully no longer defines hockey | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports- With an influx of young stars into the league, the NHL doesn't have to market only two people, though it helps when those two people are healthy and playing like a star.
Quick to miss at least another month, says Kings GM | ProHockeyTalk- Ouch. Perhaps this will hasten the Wild's search for a backup goalie?
Buffa-no: NHL rejects Grigorenko’s AHL conditioning assignment | ProHockeyTalk- The NHL calls Buffalo on their bull.
The 2013-14 Montoya Line Rankings | Backhand Shelf | Blogs | theScore.com- These are kind of silly, and non-objective, but hey, have some fun.
Ryan Miller tops week 7 Team USA Team Canada Sochi Olympics goalie power rankings | Home Ice - SI.com- Another look at the favorites to have Olympic crease.
NHL -- John Buccigross: #TwitterBagSkate Blogumn - ESPN- Mailbag segment.
Thomas tops Luongo again | ProHockeyTalk- #HockeyPorn