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 3-2 shootout win against the Winnipeg Jets:
It doesn’t matter how you start, but how you finish. The Wild didn’t have its best stuff at the beginning of the game, but came on strong scoring twice in the third period to send the game into overtime and eventually winning in a shootout. It was the fight-straight win where the tying, or winning goal, came in final 10 minutes of regulation...Read more.
The Minnesota Wild managed to survive goaltender Josh Harding's injury minutes before facing the Winnipeg Jets before they overcame the a third-period deficit and the Jets in a 3-2 shootout win Saturday.
Harding missed his scheduled start after sustaining an apparent lower-body injury during warm-ups. The injury to Harding forced Niklas Backstrom into emergency duty. Backstrom made 37 saves, and Charlie Coyle decided the game with a shootout tally...Read more.