Despite getting outplayed for all but the first 12 minutes of the 2nd period, the Wild had a real good chance to win the game last night. Niklas Backstrom was outstanding and kept the team in a game that they could have lost 4-1. Oh sure, Gaborik and Veilleux hit posts in the 3rd, but if we went there we'd also have to mention the couple of times Anaheim struck metal. All in all the Wild got pushed around last night, hung around thanks to the play of the goalie, had a chance to win it, but didn't.
Here's hoping they play better in Game 2.