Hockey Wilderness Three Stars
Questions to Answer
Did the rest do the Wild some good? Can they pick up where they left off against Edmonton? If, by pick up where they left off, you mean win a close game that shouldn't have been close? Then yes. Yes they did.
Will Minnesota continue to play to the level of their competition? Clearly. Reid and Kurtz even talked about it during the second period. It's a major problem for these guys.
Does this game come down to goaltending? Well, in the manner that all games come down to goaltending, yes. However, in reality neither goaltender stole the show, nor gave away the game. It was pretty even.
Can the Wild get aggressive and drive to the net, forcing the game upon the Avs? No. The Avs did, and wreaked havoc when they did. Hejduk is the master of it. The Wild should watch some tape and learn.
Is tonight the night that Fritsche finally gets his first? No, but again he played a solid game, but we have enough role players. I want a freaking difference maker.
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