Just a quick post via phone before seepy time. The Wild beat the Vancouver Canucks tonight, 5-2. It was certainly an interesting game with alot of different nuances to it. The Wild scored 2 goals before the game was even 4 minutes old. The Canucks pretty much dominated the rest of the 1st and all of the 2nd period, and eventually tied it up. The 2nd was pretty ugly if you’re a Wild fan. Nothing was working and they were lucky to get out of it tied. But the 3rd belonged to the Wild. They scored 3 unanswered goals to semi-blow out the Canucks, and then the Canucks turned thug-nation and initiated 3 seperate fights, pretty much losing all of them, and definetely losing to John Scott. He pummeled a guy whose name escapes me at the moment. Actually he might not remember his own name either after the 5 or 6 rights Scott landed in his ear and face.
Antti Miettinen scored 2 goals on the night, one of them on a pretty one-touch pass from Mikko Koivu.
Koivu scored on a 2 on 1 in the first with a nasty wrister past Canuck G Roberto Luongo.
Speaking of Luongo, he appeared to be fighting the puck the whole night. I guess that’s obvious when you give up 5 goals, but he just didn’t have it.
The win is the Wild’s 4th in a row, negating the 4-game skid they were on just before the homestand. They beat some quality teams on this stretch.
The Wild are now 2 points out of 8th in the Western Conference. That’s amazing.
They’ve gotta get ready in a hurry to face the Blues tomorrow night in St. Louis. Back to backs are a killer, and let downs are no fun. 5-in-a-rows are funner. Look for Josh Harding in net.
And now it’s seepy time.