Following Wild games, Manager of Digital Media Ryan Stanzel will occasionally give the Five Takeaways that he'll remember from the contest. Tonight, he looks back at a 5-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks:
What a return for Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom. For a guy who likes to see lots of shots…he had seen just seven in the last 16 days of his life. And, he’s appeared in just one game at United Center in the last 33 months, allowing four goals in one period March 5, 2013. None of that mattered tonight, as he stoned the Blackhawks every which way along to 33 total saves...Read More.
The Minnesota Wild started a goalie still healing and played without two injured defensemen but still dominated the defending Stanley Cup champions on the road.
Led by an impressive performance by goalie Niklas Backstrom, who started in place of injured Josh Harding despite his own nagging knee issue, the Wild overwhelmed the Chicago Blackhawks in an impressive 5-3 victory at United Center on Saturday night...Read More.