Found February 02, 2012 on HockeyBuzz:
Tuesday night's game was well in hand. With five minutes to go, I left my perch in the press box and headed downstairs to beat the traffic. The Wild were sure to win, right? As I left early, the press box attendant joked that she hoped the Wild didn't melt down in the last five minutes like they recently did against San Jose. Yeah right. As I glanced up at the game being shown on the wall on...
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