The Wild really took it to the Blues last night, dominating the game in pretty much every metric and facet imaginable. Despite Ott doing Ott things and Backes doing... well... Ott things, the Wild kept their cool, took Tony's advice, and gave the Blues the Blues (last one I promise).
The Wild will look to take a 3-1 lead tomorrow, but for today, let's walk. Meanwhile, Janice Joplin has some advice for the Blues:
Giles And The Goalies Podcast: The Governor's Goalie | Wild Xtra
Giles and Co. are back with some more hockey talk.
Unflappable: A Minnesota Wild Story | The Hockey Writers
A "how did we get here" story.
Parise, Granlund, Pominville break through big time | Star Tribune
This game... was nothing like game three from last year. So much better.
Minnesota Wild throttle St. Louis Blues 3-0 for 2-1 series lead | TwinCities.com
"Ott continued to try to get under the skin of the Wild, and it yielded little more than a playful grin from Matt Dumba when Ott exaggerated a fall into the home bench."
Wild: Brian Rolston reflects fondly on days in Minnesota | TwinCities.com
Ah, Rolston... my first named jersey.
Well, they figured it out OK last night...
Off the Trail
Taking Stock Of The Playoffs' First Five Days | Wild Xtra
So, we know the Wild lead the series 2-1... what's going on elsewhere? (Since some jerk forgot the recaps yesterday morning... GOSH).
Report: Oilers reach out to former Sharks coach Todd McLellan | theScore
DARN. I really thought I would be getting the call...
Islanders issue statement as Capitals fans claim homophobic, racist abuse | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Unacceptable for this to happen. As Stephen Burtch said it: "at what point do you think 'that guy wears a different colored shirt than I do, so I better beat him up'?"
Wilson expects Sharks to ‘bounce back very quickly,’ make playoffs | ProHockeyTalk
How'd that hole "Rip the C" work out for the Shorks?