Jason Zucker ladies and gentlemen!
And how about that effort from Matt Cullen! Hot Damn folks, we have a series! The Minnesota Wild get on the board and have cut the Chicago Blackhawks series lead in half at 2-1. If you were looking at game 1 and said, "Damn, that was our shot. How are the Wild going to match that intensity again?" Well, I present to you game 3 and an overtime victory courtesy of Jason Zucker from Matt Cullen's super-human effort.
I would also like to welcome the newest native to the State of Hockey, Mr. Michael Russo:
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none"><p>@<a href="https://twitter.com/russostrib">russostrib</a> you are a Minnesota native, covering the Wild in your profession. They won. Hmm.</p>— Tyson Fedor (@RealTSN_TFedor) <a href="https://twitter.com/RealTSN_TFedor/status/331235529804894208">May 6, 2013</a></blockquote>
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So welcome Mr. Russo, I think you'll like it here. People are nice, we have a lot of lakes and love us some hockey. So kick off your shoes and stick around for awhile, would ya?
Wild Celebration - KMSP-TV
You'll never be able to guess which one of these guys is a writer here, unless you've actually seen his/her face. Scratch that, its pretty easy to pick this person out.
Wild take Game 3 after Jason Zucker’s huge OT winner halts Blackhawks comeback (Video) | Puck Daddy
Harrison thinks our alternate jerseys have become our regular home sweaters, I tend to agree with this, and would like it very much if made official.
Jim Souhan: Zucker hears voices, goes to the net for winner | StarTribune.com
As he skated toward the offensive zone in overtime on Sunday, Jason Zucker heard two voices in his head.
Gritty leads to pretty as Wild takes Game 3 in overtime | StarTribune.com
Newly crowned Minnesota Native with his post game scribblings.
Zucker lifts Wild to 3-2 overtime win over Chicago | SOHN
The State of Hockey News delivers your period by period breakdown of yesterday's game.
Tending The Fields
Group of NHL rookies spotlighted in Minnesota Wild prospect awards - Hockey's Future
Looking down the pipeline...
Off The Trail
Watch Senators, Canadiens Game 3 line brawl a.k.a ‘center ice war’ (Fight Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Just a mess on the ice ... I don't envy the Zebra's in situations like this.
Therrien calls MacLean’s late timeout ‘classless’ | ProHockeyTalk
Shots Fired, Shots Fired!
Senators use 4-goal, fight-filled 3rd period for 6-1 victory over Canadiens | StarTribune.com
An early snore-fest turned into an old-school hockey game and got out of hand fast. Best picture I saw of this game yesterday was of the bench after a huge brawl, 5 skaters left on 1, 6 left on the other as action resumed.
Pavelski, Couture each score 2 to KO Schneider and give Sharks 5-2 win for 3-0 series lead | StarTribune.com
Chris Kunitz’s OT winner gives Penguins 2-1 series lead over Isles | Puck Daddy
Isles having a good go at it, and what is a questionable holding call gave the Pens and OT PP would be the deciding factor.