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 6-4 loss against the Winnipeg Jets:
I hope you didn’t tune in to tonight’s game late. In the opening seven minutes, the Wild and Jets combined for five goals. It was an offensive explosion for a couple of teams that struggled to score before the Christmas break. After scoring only four goals in the last three games, the Wild exploded in the first period for three tallies. Unfortunately, the Jets were a little hotter in the opening frame, scoring four...Read More.
Winnipeg Jets right wing Blake Wheeler scored his second goal of the game to break a 4-4 tie with 9:20 remaining, and his team defeated the Minnesota Wild 6-4 at MTS Centre on Friday.
Wheeler he stuffed a rebound under Minnesota goaltender Niklas Backstrom to give him nine goals in 12 games in December after managing five in his first 28 games that included a goalless 14-game November schedule...Read More.