Well last night sure was a roller coaster. For whatever reason, the Wild think they can stop playing whenever they go ahead 3-0. Let's maybe, not do that from now on.
The important thing is that the team got a win and remains unbeaten in the dreaded Central Division. That streak will be tested again tonight at home against St. Louis. The Blues are off to a fast start and the Wild never seem to play well against them. But it's a brand new year, so who knows what could happen!
Since tonight's game is the first against the Blues, here's some classic Delta Blues for your enjoyment:
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For the second time in 12 days, Marco Scandella scores OT winner after Wild blows 3-0 lead | Russo's Rants | StarTribune.com - Lots to talk about from last night's game.
Minnesota Wild blow 3-0 lead, rally to beat Stars in overtime - TwinCities.com - Ah the dreaded three goal lead. That's a thing, right?
Wild notes: Yeo says he's hesitant to pull young goalie Kuemper | Star Tribune - Yeo made the tough call and kept Kuemper in the game. It turned out to be the right decision.
Tending The Fields
Stephane Veilleux and Curt Gogol Suspended 2 Games Each - The game against the Ice Hogs featured four total suspensions. The Wild lost 6-1. One bright spot? Christian Folin scored his first goal.
Off The Trail
New York Islanders are indeed this good (Trending Topics) | Puck Daddy - I know we joke about Garth Snow and some of his idiotic moves, but give credit where credit is due. He's done some great things to make the Islanders competitive in a very short amount of time.
Super 16: Holiday provides NHL teams time to reflect, look ahead - Super 16: NHL Power Rankings - The Wild stay in the Top-10 and our own Alec gets his article on the power play featured.
Martin St. Louis records 1,000th career point | theScore - Congrats to Marty, who becomes only the 81st player in history to reach the milestone.
The NHL Redux: Jaromir Jagr, and the splendidly inscrutable twilight of his career | theScore - Really nice look at what makes Jagr tick as he approaches his 43rd birthday.
Ducks' Stoner diagnosed with mumps | theScore - Bad news for the Ducks: Stoner will be out for a while. Good news for the Ducks: Stoner will be out for a while.
Brodeur feels comfortable in Blues uniform - Sportsnet.ca - It's weird to see Brodeur in a Blues uniform. Any chance he can get the start tonight in St. Paul?
Ranking every black NHL jersey ever on Black Friday | Puck Daddy - Yikes, there are some ugly ones in here.