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 5-2 loss against the Pittsburgh Penguins :
The Wild struggled in the first game of its three-game road trip and a red hot Penguins team took advantage. Despite being without four of its regular defenseman and high-scoring center Evgeni Malkin, the Pens just keep rolling, extending its win streak to six games tonight. But when you have Sidney Crosby (we’ll get to him) you can sustain a string of injuries that would decimate just about any other team...Read more.
The Pittsburgh Penguins don't seem to be aware they are decimated by injuries.
With 10 regulars out of their lineup, the Penguins beat the Minnesota Wild 5-2 on Thursday at Consol Energy Center for their sixth consecutive win.
The Penguins surrendered two unanswered goals after holding a 4-0 lead in the second period, but rookie defenseman Olli Maatta put the game away on a penalty shot 7:54 into the third...Read More.