Wild Downed in San Jose

I caught only the first 2 periods of last night’s Wild game in San Jose. And those 2 periods were pretty good. Good up and down hockey that was pretty physical too. When I went to bed, the Wild were down 3-2. Thankfully I missed the worst of it. The Sharks scored 2 more goals in the 3rd and went on to a 5-2 win.

Wait, I did see a terrible clearing attempt on the PP by Kim Johnsson, so maybe I did see the worst of it.

Obviously I can’t say much about how it went down, but I can’t help but wonder about our goaltending situation. Niklas Backstrom has been injured and sick and that gave Josh Harding get 2 starts in a row. I was happy to see him get this opportunity, and overall I think he played really well. But he’s clearly been hurting as well. Russo is reporting that the Wild will reassign Wade Dubielewicz back to Houston, so they must feel they’re both good to go. We’ll see. It’s definitely worth keeping an eye on.

Oh joy, Tuesday’s game @ Dallas is on Versus. DirecTV makes me follow these games on Twitter so look to Big D on Ice for a comprehensive recap.

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