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The Minnesota Wild Must Bounce Back After Tough Loss To The Colorado Avalanche

from Michael Russo of Russo's Rants,

The Wild must move on. Must-win Game 6 Monday night at 8 at the X.

That’s why Mike Yeo absolutely took the right tack in his postgame presser after the Wild’s back-breaking 4-3 overtime loss tonight in Game 5 of the Western Conference quarterfinals.

Nathan MacKinnon, held to no points and three shots in Games 3 and 4, capped another 3-point night by becoming the second-youngest player in NHL history (18 years, 237 days) to score a playoff OT winner (Don Gallinger was 17 years, 339 days when he scored an OT winner for Boston on March 21, 1943 against Montreal.) He now has 10 points in three home games.

The Wild coach could have come in screaming and yelling about Paul Stastny looking offside (eerily for the second time this season against the Wild on a Colorado goal), this time leading to P.A. Parenteau’s tying goal with 1:14 left to force overtime.

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Below, watch the questionable tying goal by Parenteau and the OT game-winner by MacKinnon...

 

 

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