Wild ends slide with victory at Calgary

  • Article by: MICHAEL RUSSO , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 16, 2013 - 11:48 AM

Two goals by Jason Pominville and the return of Matt Cullen sparked a victory over Calgary that improved playoff positioning.

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ctillhockeyApr. 15, 1311:16 PM

I hate to say it, but the Wild looked pretty bad most of the night: Calgary just looked worse. I hope the boys build off this momentum, though, and really take it to Edmonton tomorrow night. Congrats to Hanowski on his first NHL goal.

caferevApr. 16, 1312:13 AM

For whatever reason, Calgary matches up well against the Wild. It's been tough play all year against the Flames. On the other hand, the Wild tends to dominate the Oilers, which they match up better against. Some teams are like that for the Wild. Anaheim, Calgary, St. Louis...the Wild has a tough time with this type of play. Detroit, Edmonton, Vancouver, Dallas...these teams seem like better match ups.

marcus100254Apr. 16, 1312:58 AM

Not a work of art but 2 beautiful points!!

marcus100254Apr. 16, 13 1:01 AM

6 games to go, I think if the club gets 5 points out of them, they are in the tournament.

hellonameApr. 16, 13 1:22 AM

Russo, I wish you would stop trashing Zuker. Enough ink and the mgmt might think its a good idea to stick butch back on that line

lindy_frank123Apr. 16, 13 3:03 AM

@caferev...it's because of SIZE....and if you think I stress it too much...look who the winning teams are...ever heard of the Montreal Canadians? except for a few small and quick forwards...the Canadians were huge in their day and hockey players have only gotten bigger...the small teams are "bounced" all over the ice...don't tell me size doesn't matter

minneg56Apr. 16, 13 6:51 AM

I understand the excitement of a possible playoff berth. Hasn't happened in a while! But Wild struggled with a lower tier club last night. If they make it and draw #1 seed - well I just can't see a 'miracle on ice' scenario. They are worth watching for the 1st time in a few seasons though!

goalieguruApr. 16, 13 6:57 AM

Not an impressive controlling type of win. This team needs to be able to manhandle a young inexperienced team like Calgary if they are to be taken seriously as a cup contender. Backstrom did not look all that great last night. That redirect by Hudler that gave Calgary their first goal needs to be stopped. Snap the pads shut Backs, you should have seen that one coming. Yes, I said cup contender. Just making the playoffs does nothing for me this point. Yeah, getting in is the first step but this team has done that three times already and nothing more has really come of it. Call me negative but I am interested in excellence, not "almost but no cigar" mediocrity.

kfg31cApr. 16, 13 7:19 AM

I thought that the wild played pretty good during the 1st 2 periods last night but what the heck were they doing in the last half of the 3rd period? They let Calgary crash the zone more times then I could count.....Nice to see Koivu in front of the net for a change...hope everyone gets off Pomminville's back now,He's a very good player and we are lucky to have him. See who are best forechecker was again last night? Cal....not as many hits as usual but plays hard consistently ...as usual though hardly a word from the announcers about his play...some of us appreciate you Cal....Keep Clark in the lineup, our defense is better with him on the ice... Did anyone hit the Flames forwards in front of the net...it's surprising Backstrom can stop anything with the traffic in front of him....Kick butt tonight guys.....lets get a little payback on Taylor Hall tonite, hopefully someone else on the team will go after Hall like they should have done previously

cptamerica65Apr. 16, 13 7:45 AM

goalieguru - you are on the money with Backstrom. As an old goalie myself, I watch him and see how many times he is out of position. The Flames could have easily put three goals in that open net. Back's is thrashing around on his bottom like a kid with a diaper rash. He needs more stability. I'm kind of surprised at this with Mason being our goalie coach.


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