Following Wild games, Managing Editor Mike Doyle will give the Five Takeaways that he'll remember from a 6-4 win over the Colorado Avalanche:
Minnesota has talked about getting out to fast starts recently and tonight it executed, outshooting the Avs, 14-8. More importantly, it was able to capitalize on its chances, scoring four goals in the opening frame. That might’ve been the most entertaining period of the season, as it had a little bit of everything. The Wild scored the first goal of the contest for the seventh straight game. According to Elias, it matches franchise record (twice before, last 10/10-10/24/07)...Read more.
One year after missing the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Minnesota Wild have set their sights on first place in the Northwest Division.
The Wild defeated the slumping Colorado Avalanche, 6-4, Saturday at Pepsi Center to complete a sweep of the home-and-home series and keep the pressure on the division-leading Vancouver Canucks.
The Wild have won four of their past five games and are 11-5-1 since Feb. 9. They have scored 18 goals going 3-0-1 against the Avalanche this season... Read more.