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    Does anyone know why they only played the Blues 3 times this year? I thought all the division opponents were a uniform 4-5 x per year?

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    Does anyone know why they only played the Blues 3 times this year? I thought all the division opponents were a uniform 4-5 x per year?

    This is the new scheduling matrix that they used this year with the addition of team 32.

    Reminder: Scheduling Matrix
    Each Division Has Eight Teams

    Games Within Division
    5 teams x 2 home / 2 away (Subtotal 10 home / 10 away)
    1 team x 2 home / 1 away (Subtotal 2 home / 1 away)
    1 team x 1 home / 2 away (Subtotal 1 home / 2 away)

    Games Within Conference (Non-Division)
    4 teams x 2 home / 1 away (Subtotal 8 home / 4 away)
    4 teams x 1 home / 2 away (Subtotal 4 home / 8 away)

    Non-Conference Games
    16 teams x 1 home / 1 away (Subtotal 16 home / 16 away)

    Grand Total – 82 Games
    41 home / 41 away

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    It appears that Fleury gets the start tonight per Russo and others.

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    Thanks

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    Sounds like Fleury getting the start tonight.

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    With playing the Blues only three times this season (one time at home) the Wild never got to play the Blue at the X where they were 31-7-2. The home game against the Blues was the outdoor game at Target Field which in my opinion had a lot less home advantage then playing at the X. Hopefully the Wild can keep playing well at the X and jump on the Blues tonight.

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    The recent two games went to OT and obviously there is no 3on3 in the playoffs. This is going to be a good series. Each team has a great offense but gets it done slightly different, the Wild get it done 5×5 and have two elite players Kaprizov/Fiala the Blues have an excellent PP & all top 9 forwards scored 20 goals this year.

     

    I don’t see much of an advantage in goaltending for either team going into this and it wouldn’t be a shock to see both guys from each side play in the series.

     

    Defensemen, it isn’t even close the Wild are better.

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    The Wild power plan is only 18th in the league while the Blues are 2d. Wild penalty kill is 25th while the Blues are 5th. Stay at even strength!!

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    The Wild power plan is only 18th in the league while the Blues are 2d. Wild penalty kill is 25th while the Blues are 5th. Stay at even strength!!

    Throw out the regular season stats… it’s playoff hockey.

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    The power play started to get a little something going, but then Zuccarello went down. Hopefully it can pick up again with him back. The real hope is that we get a lot more five on five now. They’re damn good at even strength.

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    Well, Minnesota Pro  sports in the playoffs? 0 for what ever after the first round except the Queens, I expect the Wild to fall apart as most MN Pro teams do

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    You know you don’t have to watch or care…

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    You know you don’t have to watch or care…

    Exactly.

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    I must have my Wild colored glasses on cause both those calls sucked

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    So… Dumba gets a cross-check to the face, and Greenway gets the only penalty called.

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    I must have my Wild colored glasses on cause both those calls sucked

    I was ok with the penalty shot.  Greenway getting the only penalty out of that last bit is ridiculous.

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    160 playoff games for Fleury, seems crazy

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    I must have my Wild colored glasses on cause both those calls sucked

    I was ok with the penalty shot. Greenway getting the only penalty out of that last bit is ridiculous.

    They called hooking and he def didn’t hook him

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    The real hope is that we get a lot more five on five now. They’re damn good at even strength.

    Welp…

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    Lol yeah they’re calling it tight, which is not great for us

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    The real hope is that we get a lot more five on five now. They’re damn good at even strength.

    Welp…

    From watching the 2+ games so far tonight the refs seem to have been told to call everything.

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    Nice work by production on the HS jerseys they showed.

    Blaine: Bjugstad (healthy scratch)
    GR: Goligoski (healthy scratch)
    EP: Leddy
    SSP: Faulk

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    Wild PP is just so chaotic. At times it looks like five guys who’ve never been on the ice together before.

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    Wild PP is just so chaotic. At times it looks like five guys who’ve never been on the ice together before.

    Sounds like the Gopher PP for much of the year

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    Dumb penalty for Perron to take, they obviously aren’t worried about our PP

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    This 3rd power play has been strong.

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    I don’t watch the Wild really but 4+7 did not look like a pairing you want out against ROR and Perron.

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    Well this start doesn’t inspire a ton of confidence.

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    Terrible d zone coverage on the second goal

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    Well we all know how this series is going to go now, don’t we?

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    Terrible d zone coverage on the second goal

    Both goals off rebounds

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    Can see how absolutely meaningless “home ice” is to a team like St. Louis. They just skate and hit and grind. Wild look like they think the playoffs start Wednesday.

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    Terrible d zone coverage on the second goal

    Both goals off rebounds

    O’Reilly had time to make a sandwich over there

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    Well they haven’t looked awful. Let’s get after it in the 2nd

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    Sure looked to me like both of those goals should have been stopped by Fleury.

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    Well they haven’t looked awful. Let’s get after it in the 2nd

    Agreed, but they need to take advantage of opportunities they are given. They didn’t in the first. Here’s hoping that changes.

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    Sure looked to me like both of those goals should have been stopped by Fleury.

    He’s over playing every shot and flopping around the crease like he’s Al Stalock. Wild missed a handful of quality chances. Need to cash in.

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    Is Fleury aware that big, juicy rebounds are generally considered a bad thing?

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    There must be a force field in front of the STL goal.

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    There must be a force field in front of the STL goal.

     

    reminds me already of the Jake Allen series… gotta smarten up wild!!

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    So many chances

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    Dumb move by Jost there.

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    Man… Just can’t buy one.

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    There must be a force field in front of the STL goal.

    That is definitely it!

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    3 posts. Unreal.

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    C’mon Greenway…

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    Aaaaaand there it is. Stupid.

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    Greenway with a dumb penalty, Blues with another PP goal

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    I don’t know if there’s coming back from this one.

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    Fleury might want to retire after the 2nd period

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    Does Fleury normally stumble around as often as he has this game?

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    This idea that Fleury is the problem is amazing. To believe he is the problem you’d have to believe he should stop every shot and also score a goal.

    The D zone coverage is no good and hasn’t been all game.

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    Can’t put St. Louis on the pp constantly.

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    Greenway can stop taking unnecessary penalties.

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    STL is very good in their own zone. Our cute, creative plays are bringing us nothing. Need pucks to the net in traffic with more scrambles and rebounds like this.

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    So many chances. Again.

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    Scrappy Wild team going up against a Hasek-like goalie, a tradition unlike any other.

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    Never ceases to amaze me what you can do in hockey. Faulk’s play is an ejection in football.

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    Just a suggestion… If your PK is gawd awful and your opponent has a good PP, you may want to stay out of the box.

    Hey Wes Walz, the puck didn’t go in so it doesn’t matter if there was time on the clock or not….

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    This idea that Fleury is the problem is amazing. To believe he is the problem you’d have to believe he should stop every shot and also score a goal.
    The D zone coverage is no good and hasn’t been all game.

    Give me a break. He can’t score goals nor play defense in front of himself, but the dude can’t stay on his skates and the first 2 goals were clearly on him. The first because he stumbled poorly and the 2nd he gave up a fat rebound. On the 3rd maybe I’d forgive him, but he’s looked shaky all game long.

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    Wolves win game one and fall apart. Bold strategy to spot game one to the blues.

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    Team could use a bounce.

    Or a power play goal.

    Or kill a penalty.

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    Flower hasn’t been Husso, but he also hasn’t had the post save his ass.

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    This idea that Fleury is the problem is amazing. To believe he is the problem you’d have to believe he should stop every shot and also score a goal. The D zone coverage is no good and hasn’t been all game.

    Give me a break. He can’t score goals nor play defense in front of himself, but the dude can’t stay on his skates and the first 2 goals were clearly on him. The first because he stumbled poorly and the 2nd he gave up a fat rebound. On the 3rd maybe I’d forgive him, but he’s looked shaky all game long.

    Agree to disagree. Could he have made the saves? Sure. I don’t think they’re soft goals. The team in front of him could score a goal.

    A 0-1 deficit if he wasn’t playing like ass would look far less daunting going into the 3rd. Good Lord watch him even when the puck isn’t being played on net – he’s been stumbling around and out of position all game long. Agree to disagree? It’s not even up for debate. And ftr I’m rarely the type of fan that jumps on goalie play, but he’s been terrible.

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    Need to bench Greenway for Wednesday’s game.

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    Fleury definitely not sharp tonight…flopping like a crappie on the dock…doesn’t pass the eye test.

    This game reminds me of the gophers playing mankato or UMD.

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    Need to bench Greenway for Wednesday’s game.

    Please don’t.

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    Fleury definitely not sharp tonight…flopping like a crappie on the dock…doesn’t pass the eye test. This game reminds me of the gophers playing mankato or UMD.

    I was thinking the exact same thing. I feel like I’m watching the Gophs vs Kato FF game all over again.

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    Man, that double minor takes the wind out of the sails.

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    Just can’t make this crap up.

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    It’s just the same story every year…

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    It’s just the same story every year…

    MN pro sports in the playoffs.

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    To be fair to fans leaving, it’s frickin 11pm

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