I'm going to say 4-1 final. Goals from Granlund, Koivu, Brodiak and Parise gets his 200th. 2A each for Brodin and Suter. Ill think Bobby Ryan scores for them. He's one of my favorite non-wild players and he's had the Wild's number in the past. I think the PP is going to be huge for us tonight and if Backstrom plays like he did against Chicago we'll be tough to beat tonight.
Matt Beleskey-Ryan Getzlaf-Corey Perry
Kyle Palmieri-Bobby Ryan-Teemu Selanne
Andrew Cogliano-Saku Koivu-Daniel Winnik
Emerson Etem-Nick Bonino-Devante Smith-Pelly
Bryan Allen-Cam Fowler
Sheldon Souray-Francois Beauchemin
Luca Sbisa-Sami Vatanen
So ... the OCRegister has Palmieri replacing Bonino on the 2nd line and Bobby Ryan centering the 2nd. Hummmmm. Can't remember ever seeing Ryan at center. Anyone?
Speaking of Boudreau, he had some nice things to say about Parisie:
In his days as coach of Washington, Boudreau compiled quite a few notes on Parise when the winger starred for New Jersey.
“He works so damn hard,” Boudreau said. “He’s like a Tasmanian devil out there. He’s just always moving his legs. He’s always going. And then when you get to the shootout, he’s almost unstoppable. Because he’s got four or five really good moves and you never know which one he’s going to use.”
Tasmanian devil? Sort of like the swarm of Africanized bees better.