Wild shows life on offense but loses to Colorado in shootout

  • Article by: MICHAEL RUSSO , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 15, 2013 - 9:24 AM

Matt Duchene, who scored the tying goal 42 seconds after Mikko Koivu had Xcel Energy Center vibrating in the third, iced the game in the shootout for Colorado.

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justjordFeb. 14, 1310:02 PM

Great team on paper terrible on the ice. I keep waiting for them to start playing better but it just doesn't happen. Where is Lemaire when you need him?

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ham2846Feb. 14, 1310:06 PM

Watched my first Wild game in two years (1 1/2 periods after gopher basketball) and I sure haven't missed much.

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MKIAhockey130johnFeb. 14, 1310:06 PM

I don't see the attraction of Kenopka either, I missed it but was Grandlund actually moved around during the course of an actual game to play with Buff ? Were getting creative I see, like it but I am guessing it was a line change that Grandlund was not able to get off on..... I think a good crash line can be helpful but Kenopka is not that

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rjr2205Feb. 14, 1310:15 PM

Didn't see the Avs first goal but their second goal came off a typical Backstrom juicy rebound to the Avs shooter and on the third goal Backstrom was again down and at the wrong side of his net. Yes he does make a few outstanding saves, but his weak goals greatly outweigh any saves!! The Wild are going nowhere this year so give the young goalies and young players some game NHL experience. If the Wild braintrust knows anything, we are a couple of years away from becoming a solid contender! Look at Chicago's down years until they rebuilt their team to what it is today. Greenlay needs to not talk. His comments re the Knopka penalty were dumb. He said Knopa sends the Avs a message. It's well worth the 2 minute penality and will pay later dividends. The Avs score a goal, now who's the fool!!! Still love the Wild, but it will be a painful season for fans!! Love parise's efforts!!!

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lindy_frank123Feb. 14, 1310:17 PM

Kenopka cost them the game with his lack of discipline. After the whistle blows you control you actions and excercise discipline. That lack of it is partically on the coach. Discipline your players Yeo.

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jcmac55Feb. 14, 1310:18 PM

This team is still a Joke! Can't even beat a banged up Colorado team in regulation? Pathetic!

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marcus100254Feb. 14, 1310:40 PM

Less then a point per game pace won't get the playoffs, this year or any other for that matter. This club needs to play a lot smarter hockey then they have been. Z-Kop??? Good faceoff guy at times, brings little else.

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deepbreathFeb. 14, 1310:48 PM

Not sure what it looked like on TV, but live at the "X" the first goal the Avs scored against Falk was probably the worst defensive positioning i have seen from a pro in a long time. Scandella got sent down so Falk could see the ice? They didn't show the replay of Backstrom's save in OT on the Avs' powerplay, but it looked like maybe the save of the year to this point.

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deepbreathFeb. 14, 1310:50 PM

Also, as soon as the playoffs are no longer an option for this year, move Cullen, Bouchard and Clutterbuck and get Coyle, Larsson and Zucker some ice up here so they're ready for the 2013-14 season. And Heatley should be a buyout candidate this summer. Dumba for Falk as well.

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pompotousFeb. 14, 1310:56 PM

Stick. Fork. Done. Rupp belongs on the 7th line. And has anyone seen Brodziak? Did we trade him for Rupp? Can we see just a little effort, Kyle? Rupp looks like a Mini-Mite with the way he loses pucks between his feet and misses passes and...Man, I know Kassian isn't Mario Lemieux, but at least he can skate without falling down.

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