Following Wild games, Managing Editor Mike Doyle will give the Five Takeaways that he'll remember from the contest. Tonight, he looks back at a 2-1 road shootout win against the Calgary Flames:
Finally. That’s what had to be on the collective minds of the Minnesota Wild after Niklas Backstrom denied Alex Tanguay for the team’s first road win on the season. Sure, it wasn’t a Picasso of road wins, but the Wild gutted out two points with the help two great shootout moves and two big shootout saves by Niklas Backstrom...Read more.
Mikko Koivu had plenty of reasons to bask in the spotlight Monday night - his 500th NHL game, his game-winning goal in a shootout, a much-needed road win. The Minnesota captain preferred to stay humble.
The Wild, backed by 23 saves from Niklas Backstrom, won 2-1 over the Calgary Flames for their first win in five tries away from Xcel Energy Center...Read more.