Following Wild games, Managing Editor Mike Doyle normally will give the Five Takeaways that he remembers from the contes. But he's got the night off, so Kelly Erickson is filling in. Tonight, she looks back at a 5-4 loss against the Anaheim Ducks:
Tonight had the makings of an action-packed summer blockbuster — all it was lacking was some key Michael Bay explosions. There were leads, deficits, fights, a well of emotion, plenty of goals, and a copious amount of adversity to match...Read More
Matt Beleskey's tiebreaking goal with 11:32 remaining in regulation lifted the Anaheim Ducks to a 5-4 win against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center on Friday.
Anaheim led 3-0 early in the second period only to see Minnesota score four unanswered goals to take a 4-3 lead in the opening minutes of the third. But the Ducks tied the game 90 seconds after the Wild went ahead, then took the lead to stay on Beleskey's 13th of the season, a one-timer from the slot after a passout from Ryan Getzlaf...Read More