I may have found a way to make hockey on KSTC 45 watchabale. If you have DirecTV, and you have their DVR, and you have it connected to your home network, you can get DirecTV2PC. It enables you to watch your DVRd programs on your computer. Tonight I watched Wild v. Philly slightly delayed on my 19″ monitor, and you’d be amazed how good that looks when compared to a 50″ HDTV. It was actually watchable. Takes a lot to get there, but it can be done. You’re welcome 45 (sing the jingle).
On to tonight’s game. Wild win 2-1 and get call up G Anton Khudobin his first NHL win in his first NHL start. The 23-year old stopped 38 shots, which ties a season high for the Wild. Gotta give props to the kid.
It was a very entertaining game. Not chippy, not broad street bully-esque, but there was some physicality. Owen Nolan got riled up and went after a surprised Flyer, and later scored the game winner. And the Wild did just enough to preserve that lead.
So, here we are on a 2-game winning streak. The last losing streak only lasted 2 games, so what happens v. Phoenix on Wednesday? They’ve got to win more than they lose down the stretch. With 3 games left before the Olympic break, all at home, and still 4 points out of that 8th spot in the West, I’m going to go ahead and and call it a must-win.
Otherwise, ground will never be gained.