The Wild came out and whipped the Canucks last night in superior fashion 6-2. Daniel Sedin scored 58 seconds in, with an assist from Henrik Sedin (of course), and I was cringing.
Marek Zidlicky lasers one past Roberto Luongo on the PP, and we are all tied up. You have my attention now. “Z” had a spectacular game last night. 1 goal, 2 assists. He played out of his mind.
Guillaume Latendresse doesn’t wait much over a minutes to net The Wild’s second goal. Boom! Up 2-1. Great assist for Justin Falk with his first NHL career point.
Cal Clutterbuck crashes the net, and takes a beautiful feed from “Tenders”. Wild up over the Canucks 3-1!
Of course there was a little battle between Brad Staubitz and Rick Rypien in the first, and it was a great fight! Got the crowd going, the players going, and anyone watching the game. Staubitz bloodied face left the ice, only to return minutes later. And we’re on again.
Second period the Wild Vets scored. Matt Cullen, Anderew Brunette, and John Madden. Wild up 6-1 at the end of the first. This is sick! Bag skate effective, let’s keep it up Richards!
There was a “little” incident in the second. It started with Staubitz and Rypien again. One thing I have learned early in the season, Staubitz will not back down from much, if anything. He will drop the gloves without hesitation. It became a little nasty by the bench as all of the players got into. The ref pulled Rypien away and gave him 2 for roughing, and 10 minute misconduct. So as he leaves the ice, Rypien decides this is not enough, and goes after a fan in the seats going to the tunnel. It does not matter if the fan was cheering his team, or jawing at Rypien, there is no reason in any sport to go after a fan. In hockey, it stays on the ice. Simply put, Rypien totally lost it, and he will pay, there is no doubt about it. 20 game suspension has been heard internet wide, and I wonder if it is enough. This is not acceptable, Campbell should have a field day today.
Loungo pulled in the third. Makes me wonder why it took so long, but hey, it worked for me. He was awful out there, 3 PP goals for The Wild,(rock on!) and crashing the net by The Wild, is Loungo’s nightmare. His record at the X is not exactly stellar by any means. This just made it better!
So the boys came through, with a few of them sick on top of it. I say more bag skates, keep them working. Harsh? Look at the outcome! It works, and last I knew, if it works, don’t fix it!
Jose Theodore’s first start possibly Thursday against The Oilers. I cannot wait!
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And now from my heart, and soul, and my everlasting belief in The Wild…
GO WILD GO!!! IT IS IN YOUR BLOOD!
Topics: Brad Staubitz, Cal Clutterbuck, Colin Campbell, Daniel Sedin, Edmonton Oilers, Guillaume Latendresse, Henrik Sedin, Jose Theodore, Justin Falk, Marek Zidlicky, Rick Rypien, Roberto Luongo, Todd Richards, Vancouver Canucks