Fontaine's hat trick sparks Wild to fourth straight win

  • Article by: Michael Russo , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 10, 2014 - 6:44 AM

A 39-save night and the first rookie hat trick in team history led to another Wild win.

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lehun14Jan. 9, 1410:46 PM

Can we please stop reading the comments about firing the coach? It's the players, stupid.

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cntrygntlmnJan. 9, 1410:57 PM

Mikko Whoivu? Team pulls out two gutsy road victories without him after losing countless road (and home) games with him. Koivu brings a lot of things but goals and, most importantly, victories are not two of them. Just wait until Parise gets back and this team will really click until the ball and chain returns to Parise's ankle.

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rsmaggiemae1949Jan. 9, 1411:03 PM

Here I am to eat my words on my other posts I did not watch the game, as I watched Ducks-Redwings,Boston-Kings and Sharks-Preds and Fla as I have to see how Bjustad is doing I cant believe they won.... And of all things Brodzy scored a goal, but counting on my schedule its been about 31 games since he scored last so he should score on 4-3, but I doubt that as they play the Hawks But seeing the replays Brodzy had a breakaway but the goalie swept the puck away from him so........................back to his old tricks on breakaways I still am not that impressed yet, see what happens with the Avs, the rest of the schedule is heavy with the western teams, so time will tell. I still say Yeo is a .500 coach

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rsmaggiemae1949Jan. 9, 1411:04 PM

Good for Fontaine in his hatrick!! I always give credit where credit is due I know you will find that hard to believe but I do...

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rsmaggiemae1949Jan. 9, 1411:06 PM

Here is what I would like to see when Parise comes back Zucker is much faster than Parise, and Haula is equal in speed with Parise. I like speedy lines in hockey, so I would put the three together on the first line Parise Lw Haula C OR lW Zucker RW Just to see what would happen with all that speed I know this will never happen, but I can dream

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rsmaggiemae1949Jan. 9, 1411:09 PM

TO EL NINO Since you are Swiss why dont you get in touch with Jonas Hiller who is a UFA after this season and tell him how much you like it here in Minny, I am sure he will want the big bucks but the Wild should have 20-21 mil to play with and we need another goalie with experience just in case. Maybe you are already talking to him if not you've got the Olympics to impress him about Minn Just a thought

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milesmikeJan. 9, 1411:11 PM

A week ago our coach is on the hot seat, we have nobody to play in the net, we can't score goals or win on the road. Now all of sudden we have our longest winning streak of the year, we beat two tough teams on the road, and we have an embarrassment of riches at goalie. Good luck trying to figure this team out. I give credit to the boys and coach Yeo for sticking to it and working hard.

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Oglethorpe2Jan. 9, 1411:14 PM

This was a very good game plan for a team lacking top talent. They repeatedly got pucks deep, threw pucks on net (28 shots) and seemed to be in the crease more. The cycle looked good, particularly with Coyle, Nino, Cookie and even Zucker and Granny. The little guys used good feet and quickness to offset size. Fontaine was a bit lucky, but that luck came because of great speed. He earned it. Blum was fine and looks like he could create some offense down the road. He was very good holding the blue line.

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reader8Jan. 9, 1411:23 PM

Great win for this team. Still have no understanding why some guys get scratched (Ballard, Fontaine, Zucker, etc) by this coach, for lack of effort, but Heatley continues to be the worst player on this team. EVERY, yes EVERY time he had the puck tonight he turned it over. On the play that Zucker got hurt, if Heatley would have tried to force the defense, instead of his big circle AWAY from the shooter (so he would not get hit--watch the tape), Zucker would never have had to block the shot. It is obvious that Yeo does not have the balls to sit him but why does Russo, Walz, Greenley, etc. still not hold this guy responsible? He has to be the worst player in this league.

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lakneeJan. 9, 1411:40 PM

ARRey sez: Not claiming the Heater is an All-Star, but, unless the rules have changed when we weren't looking, none of his three shots on goal were turnovers.

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