It's crunch time for the Wild as the season closes because they're clinging to the 2nd Wild Card spot in front of the Colorado Avalanche so points this late in the season are crucial for a team that was supposed to "take the next step." Fortunately, only two of Minnesota's opponents hold a playoff position for the home stretch of 6 games and with how the team is playing there's a good chance the gap widens from Colorado.
Unfortunately for me, all the action was down in the other end of the ice and what really stinks is that Parise had a hat trick. Just the way it goes. I did get to see Johnny Gaudreau play and he has the potential to be one of the best American born forwards in the NHL behind Patrick Kane (Chicago Blackhawks) who's currently leading the league in points.
That's it for this post. The NCAA West Regional was pretty fun, I'll have a post about that up soon. I had a photo make it onto ESPN after Denver beat Ferris State to advance to the Frozen Four.
Canon 1D Mark IV