MIN@NSH 01/11/2011 The "6 Pack Gone In The First? That's How We Roll" Edition
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01-12-2011, 12:20 AM
What's the Pred say?
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Now THAT is how you finish out a hockey game. We didn't let Minnesota hang around for 15 minutes and then hold on for dear life as they came right at us. We went out after them and ran them out of town on a rail. The forecheck cranked up, the energy was good, and the defense shut down the big names for the Wild. There were times where we would slack off and let Minnesota come at us in the first two periods, but when we got that third goal, they went in for the kill and got it. Spaling looked like he hadn't missed a beat out there, and Ward had one of his best games of the year. Rinne kept us ahead with big saves at big times, and even when the defense was stretched, they kept Pekka's workload reasonable.
The real catalyst for all of this, though, seems to be Legwand. Since coming back from injury on New Year's Eve, he has five points in six games. He's really bringing his speed to bear and has clicked with Wilson as well as anyone could have hoped.
The team that came out there in the third period tonight looked like world-beaters. If we can bottle that form and carry it with us, it's going to be a fun run to watch from now till April.
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