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Minnesota Wild vs Colorado Avalanche: Game 26

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The Minnesota Wild play the Colorado Avalanche tonight in a hockey game. It will involve a puck being batted around the ice, with the intent of "shooting" it past the goaltender and somewhere near the back of something they call a "net." Five players from each side will attempt to score and prevent the opposing players from doing the same. At times, one team may have fewer men on the playing surface than the other.

There might be animosity between the teams at junctures in the game, and at one point or another, this may result in angry displays of fisticuffs or other violent acts. According to the rules, these are allowed, but with a token punishment meant to dissuade these actions, but that rarely does so.

Whichever team shows the ability to put the puck into the "net" more than the other will be declared the winner, and shall be rewarded in the standings with advancement.

To be sure, some semblance of the game of ice hockey shall be on display at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul this evening around the 7 o'clock hour. Whether or not the home hockey club shall reap rewards will be determined by there desire and ability to express that desire through actions. Should the home team decide to avail itself of the talent on the roster of players, the chances of reward shall be greatly enhanced.

While the opponent this evening is not a simple task to defeat, these are what some might call "low hanging fruit." These are games the experts (who have seen the replay) say that the home team must win in order to be taking seriously. Losing could lead some to think the chances of the home team making a post season tournament to be headed down a path to death. So it goes.

Enjoy the game, should these qualifications meet your desires in life.