Game #11: Minnesota Wild vs. Carolina Hurricanes 10/24/2013 @ 7:00PM CST at Xcel Energy Center

Minnesota Wild (4-3-3)  11pts  5th in the Central

2.10 Goals For (24th)

2.00 Goals Against (4th)

25% Power Play (5th)

74.4% Penalty Kill (27th)

Top 5 Scorers:

1. #11 Zach Parise ~ 4G 3A = 7pts

2. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 1G 6A = 7pts

3. #25 Jonas Brodin ~ 3G 3A = 6pts

4. #24 Matt Cooke ~ 3G 3A = 6pts

5. #29 Jason Pominville ~ 4G 0A = 4pts

Top 3 PIM's:

1. #28 Zenon Konopka ~ 28 PIM's

2. #4 Clayton Stoner ~ 13 PIM's

3. #22 Nino Niederreiter ~ 10 PIM's

Top Goaltenders:

1. #37 Josh Harding (4-2-1)  .96GAA  .953%SP  1SO

2. #32 Niklas Backstrom (0-0-2)  3.40GAA  .849%SP

3. #35 Darcy Kuemper (0-1-0)  5.63GAA  .571%SP

 

 

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Carolina Hurricanes (4-2-3)  11pts  2nd in the Metropolitan

2.44 Goals For (19th)

2.67 Goals Against (17th)

15.4% Power Play (20th)

81.8% Penalty Kill (15th)

Top 5 Scorers:

1. #53 Jeff Skinner ~ 3G 6A = 9pts

2. #12 Eric Staal ~ 3G 4A = 7pts

3. #14 Nathan Gerbe ~ 3G 3A = 6pts

4. #7 Ryan Murphy ~ 1G 4A = 5pts

5. #27 Justin Faulk ~ 0G 5A = 5pts

Top 3 PIM's:

1. #44 Jay Harrison ~ 15 PIM's

2. #12 Eric Staal ~ 12 PIM's

3. #53 Jeff Skinner ~ 8 PIM's

Top Goaltenders:

1. #31 Anton Khudobin (2-0-0)  2.00GAA  .929%SP

2. #30 Cam Ward (2-2-3)  2.84GAA  .910%SP

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Stephane Veilleux

 

Well my dear readers, I don't know about you, but I'm tired of the cliche-laden interviews by Wild head coach, Mike Yeo, Wild players, and the homer-tastic broadcast duo of Anthony LaPanta and Mike Greenlay.  So to help pass the time, and to make things more interesting, we're going to take the cliches and excuses, and turn them into a rip-roaring game of Mad Libs.  And trust me, with the news that Jonas Brodin is currently out indefinitely with a broken cheekbone, we need something to laugh about.  Ready?  First, here's your list of words……no looking ahead.

Here's what you need:

1.  Type of historical building
2.  Adjective
3.  Adverb
4.  Verb
5.  Verb
6.  Cheesy 70's love song
7.  Verb
8.  Adjective
9.  Noun
10. Adjective
11. Adjective
12. Verb
13, Noun
14. Animal
15. Adjective
16. People 

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Welcome to Xcel Energy (1.)_______(type of historical building).  Tonight, we're expecting a/n (2.)_______ (adj.) game with the visiting Carolina Hurricanes and Minnesota Wild.  The Hurricanes have a 3-1-0 record, which is much better than their 1-1-3 home record.  Clearly, Carolina is a team that travels (3.)_______(adv.).  Minnesota on the other hand, is a team that has yet to (4.)_______(verb) their identity.  And to do that, it is important that they (5.)_______(verb) some offense.  We now take you out to the arena, where the place is rocking to (6.)_______(cheesy 70's love song).

Later in the game…

The guys are (7.)_______(verb) hard tonight.  Neither team wants to give up a (8.)_______(adj.) goal at this point.  We're cutting over to Kevin Gorg who is sitting between the benches tonight.  "Hey guys, I had a chance to speak with Wild captain Mikko Koivu during the commercial break, and he said that there's no need to panic because there's plenty of (9.)_______(noun) left.  Back to you Anthony and Mike."  Anthony: "Thanks Kevin.  Koivu's words seems to echo those of Coach Yeo,  Without saying the exact words, Yeo is of the opinion that tonight's game isn't over until the (10.)_______(adj) lady sings.  One concern however should be whichever line Dany Heatley finds himself on.  Heatley's line is not exactly known for being the (11.)_______(adj.) working line in hockey.

At the post-game press conference…

Yeo: "Well Josh Harding has been (12.)_______(verb) steady between the (13.)_______(noun) for us this season.  With the way the season has been going for us, we're hoping to be a dark (14.)_______(animal) team come the playoff push.  Until then, we're just hoping to keep moving in the (15.)_______(adj.) direction.  Thanks everyone, need to get back with the (16.)_______(people) in the locker room."

The crazy part dear readers, this almost isn't far off from what we're subjected to with our regional broadcasts.  I just hope you all had a good time reverting back to your childhood.

 

 

Jack Jablonski & Jenna Privette

About Derek Felska

I am a lifelong hockey fan from Minnesota who loves and appreciates the game at all levels. I have been blogging about the Minnesota Wild since 2005. I cover just about every aspect of the organization from the team itself, its coaches, its management, its broadcast as well as its AHL affiliate the Iowa Wild and the club's pool of prospects. In addition to the NHL I occasionally take the time to cover college and high school hockey as well. We are the State of Hockey and I want to make this blog informative and objective from the eyes of a fan. I am a fan of the Minnesota Wild, but I am no homer. I hope what you read reflects this approach!

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