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 win over the Florida Panthers:
After a dominant opening period, which the Wild jumped out to a two-goal lead, the team took its foot off the gas and allowed the Panthers to claw its way back into the game in the third. But Minnesota picked up the pace when it needed to, almost like it flipped a switch, and earned its fifth-straight home victory...Read more.
Charlie Coyle's goal with 8:22 remaining in regulation enabled the Minnesota Wild to survive a third-period letdown and escape with a 3-2 victory against the Florida Panthers on Friday night.
First-period goals by Zach Parise and Jason Pominville put the Wild up 2-0 after 20 minutes and seemingly on their way to an easy victory. But after a scoreless second period, the Panthers came out rolling in the third, getting goals by Tomas Kopecky and Jonathan Huberdeau less than six minutes apart to knot the game at 2-2...Read More.