Last year, Wild.com wanted help from our fans in the State of Hockey and beyond to help us select the Top Play of the Year. To do so, we needed you to pick the Top Plays each week, so we could pit them against each other in the offseason in a single-elimination tournament. We had so much fun, we're going to do it again this year.
Last year, it was Niklas Backstrom's ridiculous kick save in a shootout that took top honors. This year, we've got some early candidates, all coming from the Wild's only game last week (Next week's game will include every game from Monday through Sunday).
The Wild's 4-2 win produced some sweet plays, including a first career goal, a first goal in a Wild sweater, and yet another Backstrom save. Choose wisely, as this week's winner will be the first entrant into the end of the season tournament: