Normally I'd be happy with a point on the road against the Stars, but not today. While there were a number of defensive lapses (see my rant on Skoula below), the Wild got screwed by the Dallas video judges. You see, the Wild appeared to score on a Mark Parrish shot five minutes into the 3rd period. Turco actually made a remarkable save, but the replays showed the puck got past the red line. No review was called for and the game went on.
After the game NHL Executive Colin Campbell wrote "We certainly need a discussion with the review people. It should have been reviewed." From NHL Senior Vice President Mike Murphy: "This puck appears to be over the goal line, however we were not notified before the puck was dropped to resume play." Clearly a home town advantage for the Stars.
This shouldn't take away from the fact that Martin Skoula cost the team a point. With less than five minutes remaining in the game he coughed up the puck to Niklas Hagman who passed it to Jussi Jokinen for the game-tying goal. Skoula drew the ire of Lemaire, who said "I have no clue, I don't know what he was doing. I guess he didn't know either." Clearly Skoula should sit a few games to think about this.
Next up the suddenly hot Blackhawks on Tuesday. Roy out.