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  • Wilderness Walk: Jesper Wallstedt, elite sniper


    The Minnesota Wild need some help scoring. Despite having a decent record, they are near the bottom of the league in goals scored, especially at 5-on-5 action, and just need some firepower to pull them out of mediocrity. Maybe they have the answer to that problem down in AHL Iowa. It’s not Adam Beckman, it’s not Sammy Walker, it’s not Mitchell Chaffee, but it’s goaltender Jesper Wallstedt.

    In the dying seconds of the Iowa-Chicago game this weekend, with the Wolves’ net empty, Wallstedt was able to whip a puck down the ice and score a goal.

    A goal from a goaltender is the hockey equivalent of a pitcher hitting a home run, or an offensive lineman scoring a touchdown. It involves a decent amount of skill, but most of the highlight involves a breakdown in play from the other team, and it’s just a perfect anomaly.

    That’s Wild

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