Thank goodness for last night. Desperate for any sense of domination and security, the Minnesota Wild went on to stave off a losing streak and managed to finally score a goal after being shutout in their previous two games, winning 4-1 over the Anaheim Ducks.
It’s not so much as the Wild earning two points in the standings that we’re happy about — although, of course that’s nice — but there was a returning rhythm to the game that felt familiar in all of last year’s success in the regular season. Maybe it’s beating up on a bad team, but they can do that more often.
- In case you missed the game, we have you covered with all the details of the Wild’s 4-1 win over the Ducks last night, in our game recap. [Hockey Wilderness]
- It seems like head coach Dean Evason got his wish in Anaheim, but before that, he was furious at the officiating during Tuesday’s game against the Los Angeles Kings. [Hockey Wilderness]
- Adam Beckman has proved that he is the right player for this opportunity he’s been given by the Wild due to injuries to other forwards. He looked damn good last night. [10K Rinks]
Off the trail...
- Why the post-Jack Eichel Buffalo Sabres are ready for the NHL’s main stage. [ESPN]
- And speaking of good teams, now, the New Jersey Devils seem to be one of the best teams of the season in the early stages. How did we get here? [Defector]
- Trying to find out what the Vancouver Canucks’ biggest problem is pretty hard because there are so many. One guy thinks it might be the players. [Sportsnet]