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  • Wild Fall to Perds on Controversial 3rd Goal


    First Period

    The only other major event was Parise's injury, which can be seen below. After the game, it was reported that Parise was working out, so perhaps the injury is not as bad as it looked (or we feared).





    Regardless, the first period ended 0-0, and the teams moved on to the second.

    Second Period

    The Second Period saw the Wild dominate play pretty well, and they pulled away in terms of shot attempts. Despite this, it would be a Fisher goal to put the visitors up 1-0. The lead would not last long, as the Wild went on the Power Play, and Scandella scored to tie the game (after taking Parise's spot in the slot on PP1).

    The Wild would continue to dominate play, earn odd-man rushes, good looks at goal, but between their inability to find open nets and Rinne's ability to find the puck, the period would end 1-1.

    Third Period

    The third period began how the first started for teams facing the Wild: the Predators scored off of a deflection just 12 seconds in. With play more back-and-forth than the second, with both teams earning good zone time, neither could score another goal. Until, that is, Nashville was called for another penalty. Dumba was given a chance to show off his slap shot, and he did not disappoint, blasting the effort into the net and tying the game.

    Whistle "speed" was inconsistent thought the game, but that is relatively normal in a game of hockey. The rule is to always, always, always play till the whistle, and the refs didn't. Dubnyk dropped the puck and the Predators scored. It'd be wonderful to blame the zebras (and there's an argument that the puck was "covered" by resting on Dubnyk's pads) but they didn't whistle and Dubnyk dropped the puck.



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