Following Wild games, Managing Editor Mike Doyle will give the Five Takeaways that he'll remember from each contest. Today, he'll look back at a 3-2 overtime win in Game 3 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Chicago Blackhawks:
That’s the word Wild Head Coach Mike Yeo used tonight to describe how he wanted Minnesota to play, and the club came out desperate tonight.
Yesterday, Wild Head Coach Mike Yeo said that the club still hadn’t played its best hockey of the series. Well, it didn’t take long to right the ship, as Minnesota came out blazing tonight. Minnesota out-hit (34-13), out-chanced (37-27 shots) and, for most of the game, out-played (no stat for that) Chicago... Read more
Down two games in its Western Conference Quarterfinal series against the top-seeded Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday at Xcel Energy Center, the Minnesota Wild badly needed one of their best games of the season.
Out-played and out-classed 48 hours earlier in Chicago, the Wild responded with one of their best. Jason Zucker's blast from the goal line slipped through Corey Crawford's pads just 2:15 into overtime, propelling the Wild to a 3-2 victory against the Blackhawks... Read more