Found December 30, 2011 on Fox Sports North:
ST. PAUL, Minn. On the same day he was recalled by Minnesota, forward Matt Kassian was named the No. 1 star in the Wild's 4-3 win over the Edmonton Oilers.Kassian didn't score the game-winning goal. That was Dany Heatley. Kassian also didn't have a three-assist effort. That was Marek Zidlicky.In fact, Kassian didn't record a point all night.But what he did provide was energy and toughness, tallying 20 penalty minutes including two fights to spark the Wild and help Minnesota snap an eight-game losing streak."Say what you want about fighting, but it can change the dynamic of the game," said Heatley, whose second-period goal put Minnesota up 4-2. "We're up 3-1 and they want to set the tone, and Kass kind of shut that down pretty good and did it again in the third. He was big for us tonight."Both of Kassian's fights came against Edmonton forward Darcy Hordichuk. Round one between the two came midway through the second period, as they droppe...
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