Following Wild games, Managing Editor Mike Doyle will give the Five Takeaways that he remembers from the contest. Tonight, he looks back at a 2-1 shootout win against the Vancouver Canucks:
Characteristic-media-understatement-to-set-up-a-later-point alert: There are a lot of good goaltenders in the National Hockey League who can win a team a game on any given night. Before the season, not many people outside of Minnesota and Vancouver knew the names Eddie Lack and Darcy Kuemper...Read More.
Rookie Justin Fontaine scored the only goal of the shootout, in the seventh round, to give the Minnesota Wild a 2-1 win against the Vancouver Canucks on Friday at Rogers Arena.
Fontaine faked a shot as he cut across the crease and slid the puck back through the legs of Canucks goalie Eddie Lack. Wild rookie goalie Darcy Kuemper made his seventh straight stop on a David Booth spin move atop the crease to preserve Minnesota's fourth straight win...Read More.