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I'm well aware of this fact...
they will not say this in the room, but you have to wonder what would have been different, here, .... 1/2
— gregg krupa (@greggkrupa) March 21, 2013
2/2 if the refs had not disallowed tootoo's goal, which would have tied the game at one. might have changed much.
— gregg krupa (@greggkrupa) March 21, 2013
But, regardless of the waved-off Tootoo goal, regardless of Kronwall's hit, the Detroit Red Wings' 4-2 loss to the Minnesota Wild was both a case of the Wings falling into a classic "trap game" and a case of bad habits and plain old disinterested play surfacing at the worst time possible--and that's why tonight's loss is so infuriating. Continue reading "Red Wings-Wild quick take: bad breaks or a given-away game?"
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DETROIT (AP) -- Devin Setoguchi had two goals, Niklas Backstrom made 36 saves and the streaking Minnesota Wild beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-2 on Wednesday night.
Kyle Brodziak, Mikko Koivu also scored for Minnesota, which won its fourth straight. Pierre-Marc Bouchard had two assists.
Gustav Nyquist and Drew Miller scored for Detroit.
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Just in case the Charlie Coyle of the Minnesota Wild was wondering, the license plate on the big red truck read 55. The owner is Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall.
Did you think it was clean? Kronwall received a four-minute double minor for high-sticking (of all things). Coyle popped a ketchup packet that fooled the officials was bleeding following the hit.
And for the GIF version:
The Detroit Red Wings fell into an all-too-familiar trap in dropping their first (and in this case "only") game back from a Western Canadian road swing against a team that had made the same trip, dropping a 4-2 decision to the Minnesota Wild in a game that wasn't nearly as close on the ice as it was on the scoreboard.
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Minnesota Wild (16-10-2) 34pts 1st in the Northwest
2.50 Goals For (21st)
2.43 Goals Against (6th)
17.2% Power Play (18th)
85.9% Penalty Kill (5th)
Top 5 Scorers:
1. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 6G 17A = 23pts
2. #20 Ryan Suter ~ 2G 21A = 23pts
3. #11 Zach Parise ~ 11G 11A = 22pts
4. #7 Matt Cullen ~ 4G 15A = 19pts
5. #10 Devin Setoguchi ~ 9G 9A...