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Video- If You Missed The Dallas/Minnesota Game Today

The Stars took a 4-0 lead into the 3rd period, then the Wild started a furious comeback only to fall jus short.

Dallas advances...

 

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The Dallas Stars Advance To The Division Finals After Beating The Minnesota Wild

The Dallas Stars beat the Minnesota Wild 5-4 to advance to the second round where they will play the winnter of the Chicago/St. Louis series.

The Stars had a 4- 0 lead going into the 3rd and this is how close the Wild were to tying the game late in the 3rd.

 

 

added 6:48pm, A better view of the no goal in video form below...

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Video- Before The Puck Dropped In Minnesota, A Moment Of Silence For Prince

Very nice Minnesota Wild.

 

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Video- Jaromir Jagr Hit On Cal Clutterbuck

No penalty on the play.

Clutterbuck went to the dressing room but just returned.

 

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Three Teams Face Elimination Tonight

from Kent Youngblood at Russo's Rants,

Game 5 of the series, led 3-1 by Dallas, is Friday night in Texas.

Of course, most of the talk was about how, down three games to on in this best-of-seven series, the Wild was going to stave off elimination.

“Hey, I like the way we’re playing,” Torchetti said. “We just have to find a way to get back home. That’s the bottom line. We have to find a way to get back home. As a coach, we deserve a chance to get back home. We need to keep playing the same way, have the same mindset, keep playing for each other, just push each other a little more. Because I know there is another level this team can get.’’

How is he so sure? “Oh, you can see it,’’ Torchetti said. “I don’t know the exact shot count, but we held them to what, 22 shots last night? And what was it the game before, 17? Then in their building, Game 2, 25? (Actually 28). That’s pretty good. I think our team is doing a good job defensively, structure-wise, competing. I think we’ve done a good job. We just have to keep improving. Again, you have to win the game. We’re in the results business, you have to win the game.’’

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The Minnesota Wild Failed On The Penalty Kill And Now Face Elimination

from Michael Russo of Russo's Rants,

John Torchetti opened the film he showed the team this morning with clips of Nate Prosser sacrificing his body and blocking shots during Monday’s Game 3 victory over the Dallas Stars.

Oh, the irony.

A huge theme in Torchetti’s press conference after tonight’s 3-2 Game 4 loss to the Stars was bemoaning the fact that the Wild didn’t commit to getting into Ales Hemsky’s shooting lane during the first of the Stars’ 2 for 2 power plays.

The guilty party was veteran Ryan Suter, who wasn’t close to the lane and then seemed to sidestep it with his stick rather than his body.

Hemsky then blew it through a screen as Devan Dubnyk’s eyes were taken away by Colton Sceviour.

“We have to do a better job in that lane,” Torchetti said. “That right lane has to be blocked, especially when it’s a righty on the off-side. We have to get in front of that, and block that shot.”

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Videos- Devan Dubnyk On The Antoine Roussel Goal

via Sportsnet's YouTube channel,

Devan Dubnyk didn’t hide his disappointment after the Wild’s loss to the Stars, calling out the video review process that awarded Antoine Roussel a bizarre goal.

 

 

You can watch the Roussel goal below...

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Video- Antoine Roussel Goal Tonight

You make the call.

 

 

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Minnesota Wild Come Up Flat Against The Dallas Stars

from Michael Russo of the StarTribune,

This could be long series for the Wild.

And by that, I mean, literally, a short series.

The Wild wasn’t remotely close to up to par tonight during an easy 4-0 series-opening win by the Dallas Stars.

The Wild gave Dallas six power play, registered no shots in the first 11:21, a franchise-playoff low two shots for a period in the first period and got nothing from its best offensive players that aren’t injured.

Mikko Koivu and Jason Zucker had one shot each, Charlie Coyle none. That was the Wild’s first line, one that likely won’t be together in Game 2, coach John Torchetti indicated.

Torchetti noted that Chris Porter was the Wild’s best forward, which, with all due respect to Porter, is a big problem.

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Zach Parise May Be Facing Back Surgery

from Michael Russo of the StarTribune,

With injured Zach Parise staying behind, the Wild flew to Dallas on Wednesday to begin its playoff series against the Stars.

A day after the Star Tribune reported Parise was experiencing tingling in his legs and numbness in his feet due to a herniated disk in his back, the Wild announced he will be sidelined indefinitely because of an upper body injury.

The news could soon be worse. According to multiple sources, Parise was at the Mayo Clinic seeing a spine specialist Monday. Now being determined is whether Parise needs season-ending microdiscectomy surgery to relieve pressure on the spinal nerve column.

Parise is first trying physical therapy to see if that improves the situation. Still, the Wild’s all-time leading playoff scorer, with 25 points in 28 games, could very well miss the postseason.

“You’re always going to miss his leadership and his tenacity, and his workmanship. Just everything,” interim coach John Torchetti said. “He’s one of our leaders for the team. But you can’t worry about what you don’t have. You have to work with what you have. So that’s what we’re focused on.”

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Anyone see the Wild defeating the Dallas Stars in the seven game series?

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