Hockey Wilderness Three Stars
Questions to Answer
The Wild are good against good teams and bad against bad teams. Does it continue? Nope. They took it to an overmatched team with a rookie goalie. Finally.
Will Owen Nolan continue to play well? Nolan was fantastic tonight. Could have had three, but ended up with 1 goal and 1 assist on 3 shots.
Did the break help the team get their heads in order? It looked like it. No penalties. Six goals. Great passing. Good defense. Locked down with a big lead. Great first game back.
Will Backstrom have the All-Star hangover? Not at all. Niklas looked very solid tonight.
Is Brian Burke the epitome of evil? Yes. Yes he is. There is no doubt.
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