Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 05/14/14 at 07:26 AM ET
from Michael Russo of the Star Tribune,
The sound of that stanchion may reverberate inside the heads of every Wild player, coach, front-office person, Wild employee, arena worker and fan for a long time.
The second I heard that hideous clank, I took a big gulp because I knew something abnormal was about to happen, and that it did.
What a brutal way to end a hockey game and certainly a season for the Wild.
The Wild earned a lot of respect around the league for how it performed this postseason. Tonight, the Wild outplayed the Blackhawks but just couldn’t finish and fell because of it, 2-1, in overtime thanks to yet another Patrick Kane big moment.
“It hurts to lose, and we really believe that we were capable of doing more than just winning this game tonight,” coach Mike Yeo said.
So many glorious Wild chances left on the ice will haunt the Wild this offseason, whether it would be shots Corey Crawford saved (about time he gets the respect he deserves league-wide) or shots that hit the post (Mikael Granlund) or shots that were swung at and missed (Dany Heatley and Jason Pominville) or shots that were blocked with wide-open nets in front (Justin Fontaine and Mikko Koivu).
A short video below of the Kane OT, series wining goal. Kane just happened to be mic'd up.
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