Lets say it together:
MINNESOTA WILD HOCKEY IS BACK!*
After a long and grueling off-season, it's good to watch some hockey again; even if that hockey was against Edmonton and on a mediocre computer stream. While normally First Round Bust is anti-game recap for the Wild (honestly, if you read this blog you probably also read the Star Tribune, Pioneer Press and a half-dozen other blogs which recap the game), this is a special occasion and needs to be celebrated. There will be more analysis later but for now here are the Wild highlights in a sloppy game which Minnesota won 4-3. That's one more exhibition victory than last season.
All videos are by Felix Lévesque.
Jarod Palmer scoring in the first period on the powerplay and giving Minnesota a 2-0 lead.
Pierre-Marc Bouchard making it 3-0 off of a great play by linemates Matt Cullen and Gui Latendresse. Once again, that line played well.
Jared "Gerald" Spurgeon being more clutch than LeBron, scoring his second goal of the night, and putting the Wild ahead (yes they blew a 3-0 lead) with less than two minutes remaining.
Of course there are plenty of low-lights and Minnesota reminded fans just how bad they could play in a second period in which they were outshot 17 - 5, but regardless of the final score, hockey's back!
*in preseason form. These games will be forgotten come October 8th.