Following Wild games, Managing Editor Mike Doyle will give the Five Takeaways that he'll remember from a 2-1 shootout win against the Nashville Predators.
No surprise as tonight’s game between the Wild and Nashville Predators was a low-scoring, tight-checking affair and came down to a shootout. Coming into tonight, five of the last six meetings between Minnesota and Nashville had been decided by one goal, with the lone exception being the teams’ first meeting of the year on Jan. 22 when Nashville scored with 17 seconds remaining for a 3-1 victory. With the win, the Wild snapped a five-game skid in Nashville... Read more
Ryan Suter's return to play in the city he called home for seven seasons proved a rollercoaster ride, but in the end he and the Minnesota Wild prevailed 2-1 in a shootout victory against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday.
Matt Cullen won it in the third round with a wrist shot to Pekka Rinne's blocker side. In the second round, Mikko Koivu scored by opening up Rinne and then sliding the puck between his legs with a backhander, but Craig Smith equalized it with some slick faking of his own past Niklas Backstrom... Read more