The Wild beat the Chicago Blackhawks giving them their first loss of the season last night in MN.
Chicago, 6-0 going into last night’s game, were handed their first loss by a Wild roster that was upgraded with some big name free agents in the off-season. The only other team that was 6-0 were the San Jose Sharks, . This game was seen as a test for that new roster. MN held up well.
MN started hot, with Matt Cullen scoring 90 seconds into the game to go up 1-0. Andrew Shaw tied it up scoring several minutes later to make it 1-1. Then Chicagos’ Jonathan Toews scored to go up 2-1. Toews goal looked to be a soft goal allowed by Josh Harding. After that Coach Yeo pulled him in favor of Niklas Backstrom.
In the second period Cal Clutterbuck scored to make a 2-2 game. The game was 2-2 at the end of regulation, prompting a shootout. In the shootout, MN scored on 2 of their 3 attempts, while Chicago scored on 1 of their 3 attempts giving the victory to MN.
Backstrom finished with 28 saves. The game was played in front of a sold out crowd.
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Written by Jeff Heimerl
Sports fan, recently transplanted from the Land of 10,000 lakes (MN) to the great state of Texas! Enjoy following almost all teams and sports. Big Green Bay Packer fan!