Wild loses Backstrom, but rallies for shootout win vs. Toronto

  • Article by: Michael Russo , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 14, 2013 - 7:53 AM

The rough-and-tumble Maple Leafs knocked Niklas Backstrom out of the game in the first period, but Zach Parise scored late and the Wild won in a shootout.

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crusadercmhNov. 13, 13 9:40 PM

What in the world is wrong with this team? I'm not a big fighting fan but this clown needed to have his head on a pike. Come on, Wild. Show some backbone.

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spares78Nov. 13, 13 9:48 PM

what happens if kadri runs rask in boston or Crawford in Chicago. but no standing up for backs here. a team is a reflection of it's coach. the wild will never win a cup under yeo. look for more teams to take liberties with the wild. lemaire's teams might have been boring but they stuck up for each other. not here.

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bhrnew1lNov. 13, 1310:02 PM

They did not respond again, the media like Tom Reid try to sugar coat it but just no excuse exists, its so embarrassing. On the positive I really have come to like Grandlund, he will never be all of the goofy hype from last year but he is gritty, I can't knock this guy anymore and won't. I don;t think the Wild know it but they were humiliated by Toronto........... The media needs to understand the reason why the Maple Leafs were getting shots and momentum is because they spent half the game on the power play

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drool1Nov. 13, 1310:12 PM

sometimes commenters question the value of rupp taking up a roster spot...now you know why he's needed

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highaboveNov. 13, 1310:16 PM

A Team will not stand up for its Goaltender. It doesn't get any worst then that. Disgraceful.

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marcus100254Nov. 13, 1310:31 PM

Kadri!!! I've got a posse waitin out by the bus!!! Kerosene dipped rags on top of sawed off fence posts flamin' away!! Come out and git yer medicine!!! Seriously, I'm not big on fighting in hockey anymore but this was a situation that called for some activity. The problem is that with the current rules as they are, other teams see this go on and take notice of the non-response of the team and then they think they can go that route too, so you have to deal with it and do it immediately. The non-response will cretae problems down the road. Kadri took too many liberties tonight and got away with them. So what about the Major and the Game. He needed to be confronted and harshly. Other then that, when we were stinking up the power play, I thought this wasn't going to be our night. Glad the boys pulled it out, thats some real sand right there...

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jcmac55Nov. 13, 1310:31 PM

Why does Lapanta say every save a Wild goalie makes is SENSATIONAL! Really? More like extremely lucky Anthony! Such a homer like P.A.is with the Vikes!

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lakneeNov. 13, 1310:35 PM

ARRey sez: Don't know what others saw but it appeared to me like No. 20 pounced on No. 43 and he turned turtle after elbowing No. 32. No excuse for not pummeling him into never-never land after the headshot to No. 64 however.

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elmore1Nov. 13, 1310:37 PM

They won the game but lost the war. Boogie is rolling in his grave. Show some character boys!

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floridascottNov. 13, 1310:43 PM

Completely gutless effort by the home team tonight. Kadri just running around taking cheap shots with no push back what so ever.

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