A Monday matinee, the Minnesota Wild face off against the New York Islanders on the first game of their latest road trip. As the Colorado Avalanche recently got Nathan Mackinnon back, it’s important the Wild start finding more success on the road.
“The team returns to the road for a three-game set in New York and New Jersey.”
“North Score: After pausing to ponder the question, Wild winger Zach Parise was dumbfounded, as was coach Bruce Boudreau.”
The fifth Wild baby to be born since September, Theodore Jean-Paul Parise is the latest member of the Wild’s baby boom.
“While most of the Wild players gathered in the locker room for a pregame meeting Thursday morning, backup goaltender Alex Stalock was still out on the ice.”
Five Ring Circus
Team USA limited Finland to just 2 shots in the first period.
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“Canada blanked South Korea in the final game of preliminary round action, while Sweden and its excellent defense stayed perfect with a win over Finland. The Swedish women, however, suffered a shocking defeat at the hands of Japan.”
“The three-time Olympic champion may not be skating with Canada anymore, but she knows what it takes to thrive and survive the pressure-packed Games atmosphere.”
“The Canadian men’s Olympic team is hoping it caught streaky Rene Bourque at the right time for a two-week goal streak.”
Off the Trail
“Two fans were escorted out of the arena after harassing Devante Smith-Pelly while the Capitals forward was in the penalty box.”
“Seems like we’ve all pretty much decided that’s it for Chicago this season, and understandably so.”
“New Jersey Devil forward Miles Wood had a disciplinary hearing with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety on Sunday afternoon for a boarding incident that took place in Saturday’s 4-3 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.”