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 Play each week, so we could pit them against each other in the offseason in a single-elimination tournament. Last year's winner was Jason Zucker's first-career goals against Detroit. We had so much fun, we're going to do it again this year.
This season, we're getting help selecting the top play each week from our friends at Dairy Queen. Last week, Darcy Kuemper's game-saving stop on the Vancouver Canucks took the top honor. The netminder could've been nominated for a number of stops, during the game and in the shootout, but his stop on Ryan Kesler was the brightest in a game full of clutch saves.
This week, we have a trio of goals up for fan voting. The first play nominated comes off the stick of Zach Parise. After taking a one-touch pass from Mikael Granlund, Jason Pominville found Parise on the backdoor for a redirection game-winning goal against the Flames. The second play up for the top spot again has Pominville involved, but this time he's the finisher. Pominville snipes a shot where mama hides the cookies, over the glove of Blues' goaltender Brian Elliott. Last but not least, it is the Wild's newest member who makes the top play voting with his first goal in a Wild sweater. Matt Moulson has a nose for the net, and he expertly redirects a pinpoint pass from Mikko Koivu for a goal against St. Louis.