Wild pulls away, continues home-ice dominance of Edmonton

  • Article by: KENT YOUNGBLOOD , Star Tribune
  • Updated: March 4, 2013 - 5:55 AM

The Wild put together a complete game that had its coach beaming.

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caferevMar. 3, 1310:21 PM

Nice win, great play. And for all of you Heater bashers, I, for one, love the guy. I just think we're a better team with him on the roster, and I'm proud to be a Heater fan after the way he played again tonight. Lots of guys looked good, but no one--except maybe Backstrom--gets ripped on this board more. Heater's found a home on that third line, and you can already see how much better his presence is making Granlund. Nice win.

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hellonameMar. 3, 1310:26 PM

We finally got to see the team that we were waiting for all year. Granlund was looking great, and has continued to improve. If Yeozie can find it in him to keep these lines together, and stick Cluck on the 4th when he's back, we will have a very deep and productive team. Loved the effort and am looking forward to ending the Hawk's streak on Tuesday

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genericloginMar. 3, 1310:37 PM

A well deserved win. Glad these fluky bounce goals have not had an impact on the result. For Tuesday's game vs the Hawks just pretend you are at xcel energy center.

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sgjsdadMar. 3, 1310:40 PM

Terrific game by the Wild tonight. Solid play at both ends of the rink, plenty of scoring, rock solid defense, outstanding forecheck and puck control/movement. If they can bring a performance like this on Tuesday they could give the Hawks fits. Let's hope they bring it.

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april24Mar. 3, 1311:04 PM

As far as Heatley goes, if he continues to produce I have no problems with him. It was great to see Granlund so aggressive. Too bad he didn't get rewarded for his efforts. Good game overall.

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AllweathrfanMar. 3, 1311:39 PM

Who is calling for Yeo's and Fletchers heads now? Maybe patience is the hardest virtue to come by. Net presence and shots hitting the net nice to see. Hope they stick with it Tuesday night because that is gonna be a big challenge and the type of club we could send a message to the league to not take us lightly. Awesome job Mr. Fletcher, Coach Yeo and especially our Captain who has given us 100% every night since he arrived. Glad to see him with some wingers he can work with.

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milesmikeMar. 4, 1312:08 AM

Great overall game. I agree with all of this. As far as Heatley goes, he gets ripped on because of his skating and his obvious limitations, no doubt about it. But he can snipe with the best of them and you need shooters on the team. His results so far are hard to argue with. But for God's sake, somebody needs to teach Heatley how to spit. Everytime they show him on the bench he's got saliva dripping down his chin. Come on man!

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wisstinks4Mar. 4, 1312:28 AM

Please build off these past two games and show Chicago they are human, give them their first loss of the year. Go Wild!

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kfg31cMar. 4, 13 7:24 AM

great game for the fans....and for Heatly, not only the goal but his passing is almost always perfect. PMB still looks underwelming though...he needs to flip the switch and make some positive strides towards being an offensive player. It was nice to see Cullen in his spot on the power play though I'm not sure if he is the answer either. And Suter should get a goal and assist for his help on two Oiler goals. The 1st one where he was on the side of the net and the oiler pleyer was trying to force it in;he needs to take the body rather then cross sticks with the opponent. Knock the guy off his feet he can't attempt to score if he's on his butt. and the second one that bounced off of his chest, was he watching the puck? I know it happened quickly but you should have a quicker reaction time, 13 million dollar reaction time. The rest of his game was much improved. Nice to see him skate the puck all of the way into the oilers zone.

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lindy_frank123Mar. 4, 13 7:36 AM

@kfg31c...i beg to differ with you...you can score on your butt...just ask Tim Young of the North Stars...they beat Boston for the first time in the Garden after some 30+ games...oh and I saw the game where the North Stars stopped Philly's 32 or 33 game unbeaten streak...7-1 and they wouldn't leave the ice...wow what a game. Tom Reid's been talking about it on the radio...he did the game...

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