Greetings, fellow Minnesotans.
It is finally Friday and that means we have three more wild goals to watch. This week, the Wild managed to win half of their games, which isn't the greatest, but also isn't the worst. I'll take all the points we can get, honestly.
But enough of the recap. You're all good Wild fans, and I assume you watched all these games, right? Of course. So let's just get to the goals.
The resounding champion from last week is Jason Pominville with this sick goal:
Jason Pominville vs. Cory Schneider
Like I said last week, there's just no way to describe this goal. It's fantastic in every way, and clearly you all agreed. Pommer's goal won with a whopping 74 percent of the votes. So let's all thank Jason Pominville for being great and move onto the goals from this week.
Goal Number 1: Thomas Vanek vs. Brian Elliott
Okay, so you watched that goal and now you're thinking, "that really wasn't that exceptional." And you're right. It really wasn't. But that's not the point. The point is this goal was huge for the Wild, even though it wasn't some beautiful snipe or a bomb from the blue line. It was, however, a game-changer for Minnesota. The Blues had just scored, and Parise scored a goal that ended up getting waved off. The Wild needed some motivation. Thomas Vanek took care of that 33 seconds later.
This was a big game for Minnesota, and I really think this goal got them back in the game. So for all of you people that think this post is only for aesthetically-pleasing goals, here's something different.
Goal Number 2: Matt Dumba vs. Pekke Rinne
Thomas Vanek's goal might not have been all that pretty, but this one takes care of that. This was a beautiful shot by Matt Dumba, who really is becoming a great defenseman for the Wild. Let's not forget, though, this goal happened because of some serious work by Suter back in Nashville's zone.
But, really. Holy Suter.
That guy fought for the puck with his life. And it was worth it because Dumba put it away and secured an extra point for the Wild. Not only did Minnesota win this game, they beat Nashville. That's an accomplishment.
Jared Spurgeon vs. Braden Holtby:
Oh, Jared Spurgeon. Thank you for giving Wild fans something to cheer about during this game. This was not Minnesota's best game this week, but Spurge at least gave us something worth watching.
This was a little combination of baseball and hockey, and it was great. Spurgeon must've been staring this puck down for quite a while in order to bat it into the net. It also gave the Wild a boost, even though they ended up losing. Hey, at least it made the game a bit more interesting.
Well, folks, that's it for this week. Hopefully there will be plenty more to choose from next Friday.