"It was a special feeling, that win, especially playing in Finland. Getting that first win is always a big thing, especially because of the way we started last season (2-13-3)." -- Jussi Jokinen
It was the third period Thursday night and Carolina was clinging to a one-goal lead with time ticking off the big scoreboard above center ice inside Hartwall Arena.
Jokinen, who had several family members and close friends come all the way from his hometown of Kalajoki, a four-hour drive to Helsinki, just to watch him play, didn't want their evening to get spoiled by another Wild goal. After all, he had already given them so much to talk about on the ride home.