The Minnesota Wild put forth their best effort of the preseason Friday against Colorado, but unfortunately came out on the wrong side of the overtime.
The Minnesota Wild went to Denver as the underdog, going up against the Colorado Avalanche’s top lineup. The Wild left Denver able to hold their heads high as they gave the Avalanche all they could handle, and it took a poor call from the refs in overtime to put away a great game.
Minnesota never led in the game, yet they showed enough determination and resiliency to battle back from 1-0 down and 3-1 down to take this game to overtime at all. Including a shorthanded goal in the final minutes to tie the game.
On top of that, the overtime goal was upheld after video review despite the Wild’s first preseason game being lost on a goal that should have been reviewed and wasn’t. As Wild fans, we were told that there was no video review in the preseason.
After some tough luck and poor calls in the preseason, hopefully the Wild can turn the poor luck around once the games matter. Now we have until next week to wait for the next hockey game.
The Wild finish the preseason at 2 wins and 5 losses, but the silver lining is that all of those losses were in the final 10 minutes of the 3rd period or in overtime. Minnesota won both games in which they started the majority of their starters, and kept every game close with a lineup made up of bottom line-up or Iowa players..
This is our final opportunity for our Top 3 Performers of the preseason. If you have been following and reading through the preseason, let me know what you think of the format and if there is anything you specifically like about these recaps, or if there is anything you would like to see from them in the future.