Gritty leads to pretty as Wild takes Game 3 over Blackhawks in overtime

  • Article by: MICHAEL RUSSO , Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 6, 2013 - 9:36 AM

Jason Zucker's overtime goal secured a victory that saw the Wild take the physical play to the Blackhawks.

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dirtydogsMay. 5, 13 5:26 PM

FIRE YEO NOW!!!! Before he costs us a win. He played not to Lose in the 3rd period and Zucker was not on the ice during most of the 3rd. He juggled his lines to play conservative defense and it almost cost us a win. Thankfully Zucker came through. YEO MUST GO!!!!!

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yathinksoMay. 5, 13 5:30 PM

Should not have even made it to overtime. What the heck was the Wild doing in the 3rd period. Looked like the Hawks were on a perpetual power play. Boy this team needs a new head coach. Changing lines with the game on the line? Rupp was sure a great pickup. If you are not going to play him, bring in Fontaine. The Aero's season is over...so much for our depth in the AHL.

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gconradMay. 5, 13 5:36 PM

Laughing at all the 'experts' who said the season was over. Lets hear more whining. GO WILD!

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abemntocalMay. 5, 13 5:38 PM

Fire Yeo know after an exciting OT win against the top seeded team in our conference may be the most ridiculous comment ever. And that is saying something! Way to hold serve boys!! Keep firing high on Mr. Crawford and more goals will come.

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lindy_frank123May. 5, 13 5:40 PM

like I was about to say bet they'll still be negative nellies on here picking the game apart...well Tuesday you get the lead early and don't go into a shell but hit and press the whole game...chicago's afraid to get hit...boy and talk about yapping...whining the whole game and once again refs missing blantant penalties..Hawks don't need any help refs...

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rjr2205May. 5, 13 5:45 PM

Great goals by PM, Parise and Zucker!! Great goaltending by Harding!! Don't play to not lose as was done in 3rd peroid!! Let's maintain that effort on Tuesday and go back to Chicago tied 2 to 2 and with the Blackhawks asking "what's happening"!!!GO WILD!!!!!!

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jcmac55May. 5, 13 5:46 PM

I have to laugh! I can't believe fans were actually shouting: "We want the cup" after the game Really? Really? One win people? Only in Minnesoooota!

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blahstateMay. 5, 13 5:48 PM

Could easily be 2-1 the Wild. This is probably the least dysfunctional under-performing team in the state right now. Oh joy!

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eibud22423May. 5, 13 5:52 PM

I'm reminded of those grand days of yesteryear. Bobby Smith, Steve Payne vs Dennis Sevard and Al Secord.

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firefly70May. 5, 13 6:04 PM

Overall, a very inspired game by the Wild. They need to cut down on some of the stupid plays, though. Like Falk's roughing penalty - good thing Chicago only has an average power play. And Clutterbuck trying to mess with Toews when both were going OFF the ice? Which played a factor in Keith's tying goal for Chicago. They need to play SMARTER, along with playing harder. Still a very good physical game by the Wild, which seemed to take Chicago off its game a bit. Keep it going!

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