Tonight’s 3-1 Wild win over the NY Rangers might have been the big one. After two demoralizing losses to Chicago and the Isle that dropped them from 5th to 11th in the West, and after an uninspiring 1st period, the Wild managed to scrape together 3 goals in the final 2 periods and came through with a surprising win.
Naturally the Wild were out shot again, by a ridiculous 41-19 margin. G Jose Theodore was a beast with 40 saves. Kyle Brodziak, Casey Wellman, and Pierre-Bouchard got the goals for the Wild; #1 on the season for Wellman.
It wasn’t pretty, but in the end the win is what matters, and the Wild still have a shot at the playoffs because of it.