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Minnesota Wild (20-20-6)  46pts  7th in the Central

2.98 Goals For Per Game (18th in the NHL)

3.37 Goals Against Per Game (29th in the NHL)

 

17.5% Power Play (22nd in the NHL)

76.5% Penalty Kill (26th in the NHL)

 

Top 5 Scorers:

1. #12 Eric Staal ~ 16G 17A = 33pts

2. #20 Ryan Suter ~ 6G 24A = 30pts

3. #11 Zach Parise ~ 16G 12A = 28pts

4. #22 Kevin Fiala ~ 9G 17A = 26pts

5. #16 Jason Zucker ~ 12G 12A = 24pts

 

Top 3 PIM’s:

1. #38 Ryan Hartman ~ 50 PIM’s

2. #18 Jordan Greenway ~ 37 PIM’s

3. #19 Luke Kunin ~ 34 PIM’s

 

Top Goaltenders:

1. #40 Devan Dubnyk (8-11-2)  3.16GAA  .898%SP  1SO

2. #32 Alex Stalock (9-7-3)  3.01GAA  .903%SP  1SO

 

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Tampa Bay Lightning (28-14-4)  60pts  2nd in the Atlantic

3.57 Goals For Per Game (3rd in the NHL)

2.89 Goals Against Per Game (9th in the NHL)

 

27.4% Power Play (2nd in the NHL)

83.1% Penalty Kill (5th in the NHL)

 

Top 5 Scorers:

1. #86 Nikita Kucherov ~ 18G 32A = 50pts

2. #91 Steve Stamkos ~ 18G 27A = 45pts

3. #77 Victor Hedman ~ 9G 32A = 41pts

4. #21 Brayden Point ~ 18G 22A = 40pts

5. #17 Alex Killorn ~ 19G 19A = 38pts

 

Top 3 PIM’s:

1. #98 Mikhail Sergachev ~ 39 PIM’s

2. #37 Yanni Gourde ~ 32 PIM’s

3. #81 Erik Cernak ~ 27 PIM’s

 

Top Goaltenders:

1. #88 Andrei Vasilevskiy (23-9-2)  2.58GAA  .916%SP  2SO

2. #35 Curtis McElhinney (5-5-2)  3.10GAA  .904%SP

 

MNSOTA wrote up the game preview, I'll be on the post gamer.  As rough as it was for this team against Pittsburgh, I think this game could even be worse.  The Lightning are on fire lately, and playing that deadly combination of putting 4+ goals easily per night and not giving up much defensively.  That doesn't bode well for the Wild who are playing about as bad defensively as they have all season, especially on the penalty kill where they can't they're are almost money for giving up (at least) one power play goal per game.  What do you all think?  

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No, this is like deciding between the son that got a PhD, married a Miss Universe, and has two prodigy children and Ricky from Trailerpark Boys...

Gritty Effort Is Rewarded in 3-2 Wild Win Over Tampa Bay   The Wild are lucky Tampa Bay was overlooking us tonight.  We were able to get enough offense to win and defend when we needed to.  Stalock made the key stops to keep Tampa Bay sleepwalking...not pretty, but we'll take it.  Foligno had another great game, and so did Greenway.  Koivu stayed on the 4th line, and that's where he needs to say.  He can't freakin' move, almost at all.  I have a full game recap, an extended Iowa Wild r

7 hours ago, CreaseAndAssist said:

MNSOTA wrote up the game preview, I'll be on the post gamer.  As rough as it was for this team against Pittsburgh, I think this game could even be worse.  The Lightning are on fire lately, and playing that deadly combination of putting 4+ goals easily per night and not giving up much defensively.  That doesn't bode well for the Wild who are playing about as bad defensively as they have all season, especially on the penalty kill where they can't they're are almost money for giving up (at least) one power play goal per game.  What do you all think?  

I think it is not the best time for the Wild team history which already created few questions among media and fans: to tank or not to tank? to trade or not to trade? to fire the coach or not to fire him ASAP? According to our poor standings we have got earlier the last place of Central Division( in January), in comparison to the previous year (if I remember, in March). We badly need some crucial changes in the team. Are we capable to make them?

I am very skeptical regarding a tonight game result but still planning to watch.

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1 hour ago, IllaZilla said:

Looks like Der Kapitan is centering the FOURTH line tonight. What’s the odds on that lasting more than one shift...


Probably as close as Boudreau will get to benching an underperforming vet...

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40 minutes ago, TropicalFruitGirl26 said:

I'll be viewing this game like a mom watching her two sons go at it.

Is this how Mrs. Tkachuk feels when the Flames play the Senators?  😁


No, this is like deciding between the son that got a PhD, married a Miss Universe, and has two prodigy children and Ricky from Trailerpark Boys...

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