DETROIT - OCTOBER 28: Vernon Fiddler #38 of the Phoenix Coyotes fights for puck in front of Valtteri Filppula #51 of the Detroit Red Wings during a NHL game at Joe Louis Arena on October 28, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/ NHLI via Getty Images)
He's a strong kid. He's a competitive kid, and certainly not afraid to go into the corners. He's got the skating ability to escape and help us execute in certain situations, but he's got that competitive nature that's a huge part of it too, especially against a team like this.
— Wild coach Mike Yeo on defenseman Matt Dumba, who used a hard slap shot to score his first career playoff goal in Game 1 win vs. Blues