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 week's winner went to Matt Kassian, who bagged his first career NHL goal after a slick move and setup by his linemate, Darroll Powe. Not a bad start to an NHL goal scoring career. Your first ends up as the top play of the week.
This week, there were a few plays that stood out among the rest. Steven Kampfer tallied his first goal as a member of the Wild with a beautiful snipe, but only after a great effort by Matt Cullen to send a pass across while down on the ice. Matt Hackett was pressed into action against Phoenix when Josh Harding went down to injury, but he came up big right away with a paddle save on All-Star Keith Yandle. And Erik Christensen broke out on Sunday with a pair of goals, the second of which earned him a shot at this week's top play: