Posted March 16, 2013 on AP on Fox
Dany Heatley found it all too fitting that he reached the 400-assist mark for his career with two ''passes'' off the post. Known more for his shot, the Minnesota Wild forward clanged a pair of line drives off the goal post, only to have the puck carom straight to teammates and result in two assists for Heatley. That's just how things have been going of late for the Wild, who scored a season-high four goals in the first period to beat the slumping Colorado Avalanche 6-4 on Saturday. Even shots slightly off the mark eventually find their mark. ''I'll take it,'' Heatley said. ''We have four lines rolling right now.'' The Wild sure do, with 11 players earning at least a point in this game. Devin Setoguchi led the way with two goals along with adding the 100th assist of his NHL career. ''Anytime you can get that, it's fun,'' Setoguchi said. ''More importantly, I got my 100th and we got the win.'...
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