MONTREAL, QC - OCTOBER 20: Goalie Jaroslav Halak #41 of the Montreal Canadiens warms up before the NHL game against the Atlanta Thrashers on October 20, 2009 at the Bell Center in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by OSA Images/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