Following Wild games, Managing Editor Mike Doyle will give the Five Takeaways that he'll remember from each contest. Today, he'll look back at a 4-1 loss to St. Louis:
After an emotional win on Saturday, the Wild was unable to respond today against the Blues. St. Louis had three days off, was well rested and hungry after losing three straight.
It was a physical game and the Blues were credited with finishing 24 checks. With the Wild playing so many games and racking up the flyer miles in the last week, the Blues game plan was to punish Minnesota physically. St. Louis is a big team and it carried out the plan. However, Wild Head Coach Mike Yeo said after the game that Minnesota didn’t execute either... Read more
One of the best home teams in the NHL, the Minnesota Wild laid an egg Monday against the St. Louis Blues.
Jaden Schwartz scored a goal midway through the first and Andy McDonald and Kevin Shattenkirk added tallies in the second en route to a 4-1 victory at Xcel Energy Center.
Entering Monday's game, Minnesota was 13-3-1 at home this season, including a 9-1-1 mark in its last 11 games. But from the drop of the puck Monday, the Wild could not find traction against a big, strong Blues team that physically took it to Minnesota all night long... Read more