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.
This week didn't feature a lot of offense for the good guys, who only played two games since the New Year started. But Josh Harding came up with a stellar pad stop to deny Jannik Hansen in Vancouver. Dany Heatley scored the only goal of the week after a beautiful set up by captain Mikko Koivu. And while he's not in the NHL yet, Wild goaltending prospect Johan Gustafsson came up with one of the biggest save in his country's history as Sweden went on to win their first World Junior Championship gold medal in 31 years: