Video: Greenway, Parise lead Wild past Blue Jackets, 2-1
ST. PAUL -- Jordan Greenway was one of the last Wild players to leave the ice after practice Friday.
Collecting passes from assistant coach Darby Hendrickson, the Wild's gargantuan winger worked on collecting the puck in the left slot, turning his wrists over to prepare for a shot, then letting it rip toward the opposite top corner of the goal at TRIA Rink. A water bottle resting feet in front of him served as a marker; shoot too low, and the bottle would get smashed. Too high, and if not for the tinted glass on the fifth floor of Treasure Island Center, the puck would end up on Wabasha Street.
Greenway hit the same exact target in Saturday's 2-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets, beating Sergei Bobrovsky on a perfectly-placed wrister the goaltender never even saw and giving Minnesota (24-21-3) a rare early lead from which to build upon; too many times this season, the Wild has given up the first goal and been unable to recover.