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 home win against the Chicago Blackhawks:
Tonight’s game between the Minnesota Wild and Chicago Blackhawks broadcast nationally on NBC Sports Network and was billed as part of the station’s Wednesday Rivalry Night. While Minnesota and Illinois might be geographically relevant as rivals, you can’t really call the Wild and Blackhawks rivals, yet. Rivals are built up over years of bad blood between divisional opponents or a particularly heated playoff series (think Colorado vs. Detroit in 1996)...Read more.
Matt Cullen scored 90 seconds into the game and again in a shootout to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 3-2 victory over Chicago on Wednesday, handing the Blackhawks their first loss in seven games this season.
Cullen's snap shot in the third round slipped between Corey Crawford's legs, and Patrick Sharp then hit the crossbar for Chicago. The Blackhawks and San Jose were the only teams to start 6-0 this year. The Wild improved to 4-1 at home...Read more.