Wow, what a game. Here we go:
1. Every time the score crept upward all I could think was "Poor Jacques, he's going to get an ulcer watching this much offense." I can't remember a more wide open Wild game. Grab the 2 liter Pepto jug at Costco, Jacques, it's going to be a long season for you at this pace.
2. Manny pulled. I think it was more of a move to get the team motivated rather than a reflection on his play, but it's never a good thing for a goaltender to get yanked. I hope he can put this behind him. Backstrom looked solid, albeit a bit shaky.
3. Parrish is exactly what we needed...a mucker and grinder in front of the net. His tip-on goal was a thing of beauty.
4. Nashville can't play much defense. Eight goals allowed versus the Hawks and now six against the Wild. What'll happen when they play Atlanta? That might be a 11-10 game.
That's it for tonight. I watched the game on a small 20 inch TV in Duluth, so I may have missed some details. Roy out.