Following Wild games, Managing Editor Mike Doyle will give the Five Takeaways that he remembers from the contest. Tonight, he looks back at a 3-2 win against the Calgary Flames:
The first two periods felt about as long as yesterday’s Oscars broadcast. At times it seemed like the game dragged on because neither team wanted to give an inch and protected the front of the net like the Academy protects the identity of the Best Picture Award until it’s announced. The game did get testy between the two former Northwest Division rivals, as players were often pushing and shoving after the whistle, which bogged things down, too...Read More.
The Minnesota Wild scored twice in the third period and defeated the Calgary Flames 3-2 Monday night at Xcel Energy Center, running their winning streak to five games.
Zach Parise was credited with the game-winner on a tip-in from the doorstep with 5:16 remaining in regulation. At the time, it looked like nothing more than an insurance goal and put the Wild ahead 3-1. But Calgary's Mark Giordano took a pretty pass from Markus Granlund in the left circle and blasted a one-timer past Darcy Kuemper at 16:01...Read More.