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After his overtime heroics in Game 3 against the Avs, Mikael Granlund is still the man of the hour.
Both the Pioneer Press and Star Tribune look at the hockey player Granlund has transformed into this season. Wild.com Managing Editor Mike Doyle broke down Granny’s goal yesterday, while @MNWild put its own stamp on matters.
All we can do is deal with it.
THIS IS HOW WE DO IT
This isn’t the first time WildTV has given you an inside look at the postgame locker room and we hope it won’t be the last.
After the overtime win Monday night, the locker room was just as vibrant as ever. And it had an on-ice celebration to match, which @MNWild was able to capture from the press box. Here’s to many more like it in the near future.
A PHOTO IS WORTH 1,000 WORDS
Sometimes a photo simply speaks volumes. Our local photogs were at it again Monday night, capturing the game’s key moments and overwhelming emotions.
Both the Star Tribune and Pioneer Press photogs put together some of their best work this season in their Game 3 galleries.
We’re also a big fan of this photo of Nino Niederreiter prior to puck drop.
SUTER FOR NORRIS
This season we haven’t heard quite the buzz around Ryan Suter and the Norris Trophy, particularly compared to last year.
Suter has been a workhorse all season. This is no secret in the State or Hockey. He led the NHL in TOI per game for the second straight season with a total of 29:25 — the highest by a play since 2001-01. He also skated at least 30 minutes in 37 of the Wild’s regular season contests.
This week Elliotte Friedman from CBC Sports shared his 30 Thoughts, initially centered on some of the trophy races. From a tight list of defensemen, Friedman picked our guy Suter for the win — a choice with which I’m sure we can all easily get on board.
WHEN THE CAMERA STOPS ROLLING
If you’ve ever been up in the Al Shaver Press Box on a game night, at some point throughout the evening you might have heard strange jungle-like noises emanating from the Fox Sports North booth.
This week, we finally have an answer to what those noises are and the cause of them. Anthony Lapanta and Mike Greenlay certainly know how to celebrate a good broadcast.