Minnesota Wild @ St. Louis Blues 1/27/2013 7PM CST
The Minnesota Wild enter Sunday's game on a two game losing streak. After missing opportunities against Detroit and Nashville, the Wild face arguably the best team in the NHL.
Coming off the best second half in the NHL last season, the Blues have added Jaden Schwartz, Vladimir Tarasenko, and Wade Redden. After adding Ken Hitchcock last season, the Blues went on a tear, and they've continued playing great hockey this year.
Blues fans will be pumped up after the team pays tribute to a St. Louis legend. Stan Musial was not only one of baseball's all time greats, but he was also a huge Blues fan.
The Wild's challenge, in addition to weathering the wave of emotion and excitement, will be getting shots on net and limiting the Blues' scoring chances. This will be the toughest test our hometown boys have faced this year.
This just in. With him missing practice due to "maintenance," the rest of the team thought they had a good chance for success against the Blues. But when Yeo said Cullen would likely be back for the game, the proverbial bubble of positivity was burst in the lockerroom.
BTW, have you noticed that not only proverbial fast-starter, late in the season flopper Cullen is not following pattern, but Cal Clusterbuck is following his lead. Perhaps its a calendar year thing, not a season thing. Mike Russo is the head of both's PR campaign, so don't expect him to say anything negative about them because both are fan favorites. I expect Cal will have a good game tonight due to hitting and having 5 shots. Of course there will actually be ten shots. I always love how sportswriters/some people think a good game is the number of shots you take. IMO, if none go in, who cares.