Following Wild games, Managing Editor Mike Doyle will give the Five Takeaways that he'll remember from each contest. Today, he'll look back at a 6-1 loss to the Sharks in San Jose:
The Wild was unable to sweep its three-game road trip, tonight finishing the roadie against the San Jose Sharks after winning both games on its Alberta leg. Minnesota just looked out of sync tonight and it didn’t get any help from the hockey gods, as the Sharks’ first goal actually went off a Wild player...Read more.
The playoffs apparently can't come soon enough for the surging San Jose Sharks.
The Sharks routed the Minnesota Wild 6-1 on Thursday night at HP Pavilion as they took another step forward in their playoff push. Logan Couture and Martin Havlat each scored two goals, Raffi Torres had his first goal as a Shark, and Joe Pavelski notched his 14th goal of the season. Antti Niemi made 27 saves to earn his League-leading 23rd win.
The six goals matched the Sharks' season high -- they beat the Edmonton Oilers 6-3 in their second game of the season... Read more