Originally written December 09, 2011 on Fox Sports North:
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Matt Hackett was in his baseball cap, on the Wild bench Tuesday night, as the Minnesota Wild got ready to face off against the San Jose Sharks. Seventy-one seconds into the game his team was being outshot, 8-0, and was down 1-0, while goaltender Josh Harding lay prone on the ice after being accidentally struck on the side of his head by teammate Nick Schultz.Head coach Mike Yeo instructed his young netminder to get ready and soon thereafter Hackett was sent into action. The Wild recovered nicely to take a 2-1 lead after the first period and the youngster was a rock star in the net, as he stopped all 34 Shark shots-on-goal to preserve a mildly shocking 2-1 victory.The win was extra special for Hackett because so many of his former Houston Aero teammates are now part of the roster with the Wild."It's pretty cool and pretty special to do this with a bunch of boys from last year and this year that I played with," said Hackett, 21. "They are all great friends, and to...
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