Backstrom was AWESOME even though Jarret Stoll was trying to kill him, posting his second shutout in three games. Mike W, over at Covered in Oil, said the Wild played "a tactically brilliant game in the neutral zone", and MacT was slightly cranky (either about the game or the questions the press was asking, maybe both) after the game last night. He has a right to be since we have beaten the Oilers 13 of the last 16 times that we have played them. Boogaard didn't play very much last night, so that should make MacT a little bit happier.
Steph has promised to forgive the Wild beating the Oilers if the Wings won, and fortunately for me, the Wings did win. Thanks guys, also thank you for beating a division rival. That's always helpful.
Up Next: Pheonix on the road. Now it's time for the Wild to show that they can win on the road. The head coach of the St. Louis Blues, Andy Murray, claims not to swear. I don't think that is a claim that Coach Gretzky can truthfully make at this time. Watching Pheonix games always makes me miss smiling Wayne Gretzky. I have to say though, if I were icing Shane Doan + the AHL, I'd be cranky too.
Tracy at True Coyote Love, and Monique over at Hip Shot Blog will have the Coyote's take on things.
I get to use the online Centre Ice package this weekend, so I get to watch this game, and the next game vs. Anaheim if I'm lucky. I'll actually have a real post-game write up! Whoo! Yay road trip!