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  • Gamethread: Wild vs. Canucks (1:00 p.m.)

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    Thomas Williams

    The regular season isn't just one game, but during a Monday matinee match against the Vancouver Canucks, the Minnesota Wild should find out if the effort to get into the playoffs is a worthwhile one.

    The Canucks have consistently sat atop the Western Conference standings and have been one of the better performing teams throughout the first half of the campaign. So, if the threat of the Wild potentially having to face them in the first round if they sneak into the Wild Card spot and the Canucks are the Pacific Division leaders, this afternoon game should answer some questions like, if it's all worth it.

    When: 1:00 p.m. CT
    Where: Xcel Energy Center
    TV: Bally Sports North
    Radio: KFAN 100.3

    Projected Wild lineup

    Kirill Kaprizov -- Joel Eriksson Ek -- Matt Boldy
    Marcus Johansson -- Marco Rossi -- Mats Zuccarello
    Brandon Duhaime -- Connor Dewar -- Frederick Gaudreau
    Jake Lucchini -- Ryan Hartman -- Vinni Lettieri

    Jake Middleton -- Brock Faber
    Jonas Brodin -- Zach Bogosian
    Jon Merrill -- Declan Chisholm

    Filip Gustavsson
    (Marc-Andre Fleury)

    Projected Canucks lineup

    Nils Hoglander -- Elias Lindholm -- Elias Pettersson
    Pius Suter -- J.T. Miller -- Brock Boeser
    Ilya Mikheyev -- Teddy Blueger -- Conor Garland
    Phil Di Giuseppe -- Nils Aman -- Sam Lafferty

    Quinn Hughes -- Filip Hronek
    Ian Cole -- Tyler Myers
    Nikita Zadorov -- Noah Juulsen

    Casey DeSmith
    (Thatcher Demko)

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    Well NoJo a total pile of shit on the Petterson goal. Then a lazy-ass dump give-away that led to Miller's hat-trick goal. 

    Johansson sucks! Giving up 5 in two periods is not the way to do it. 


    Need to covert here on the PP.

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    Listening to this on the radio while working, but sounds like the 3rd period has been a lot of fun thus far. Definitely a go back and watch the highlights type period. Have these been your hard work or pretty type goals?

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    2 Hat tricks, put a 10 spot up on the best team in the NHL. Even with a frustrating season this was a fun one, wish I could have been watching it. Be nice if this could create some massive momentum going into the peg. Hopefully its carries over and they can take it to the Jets (and Kap stays healthy..... damn dirty jets)

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    2 minutes ago, Secord Sucks said:

    Amazing game by the Wild! So fun to watch. Hopefully this quiets the Negative Nancy tanking crowd for at least a day. 😜

    I doubt it, we are just ruining draft position haha

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    If I ever see any article or any poster say, "The Wild are in desperate need of a top line or #1 Center" again, show them this game and laugh at them.

    Ek has been their best center for years, and I think games like this are long overdue.

    The vibe in the arena was just insane.

    However the season goes, I will remember this game as the moment the Wild showed they can stay in and even win any game.

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    1 hour ago, Sam said:

    Why there no more game threads?

    Yeah, I'll post up when I can about it, but it's usually just me who posts anyways. The golden era is over and the format for mobile after the switch pretty much nailed in the coffin the whole thing.


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    What did the Deweys hear they were getting traded according to HW.com???

    Scoring all of the sudden on the 4th line where Hartman is the facilitator. 

    Chisolm getting on the scoresheet too and making some smart plays.

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    Haha! If you go back and look at the replay, Boldy and NoJo both deer in the headlights. Nojo jumps off the bench late and tries to make it look like he backchecked. Boldy just got hit with the dump-in attempt. Pretty typical broken play leading to the puck in the back of your net. Gus kinda got surprised too cause the shot was off-speed and on the ice.

    Less my fault, more the Canes taking advantage of semi-sloppy neutral zone play.

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