BUFFALO, NY - NOVEMBER 29: Paul Szczechura #58 of the Buffalo Sabres warms up before playing the New York Islanders at First Niagara Center on November 29, 2011 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Rob Marczynski/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