Sunday, January 19, 2014

You Can't Make This Stuff Up

Nate Prosser gave HDM 2014 a perfect ending. Photo: Ann Heisenfelt/AP
Nope, this is not a post where I complain about the 30 missed calls in last night's Stars-Wild game. This is also not a post where I complain about the fiasco in Vancouver last night. Those are posts for a different day.

But merely, last night was one that you could not script for the Minnesota Wild. Their first, second (I guess), and third goals all coming to players with Minnesota ties, on Hockey Day Minnesota.

The first goal came from rookie Erik Haula. Haula had previous experience of playing on Hockey Day Minnesota, but never actually registered a goal in his three previous games on the day. So what better way to tally your first NHL goal than getting it on Hockey Day Minnesota.

Second goal was courtesy of Ryan Suter. True, Suter is from Wisconsin, but his wife is from Minnesota, thus giving him the Minnesota ties. Its also worth noting here that Suter scored while fellow Minnesotan and Wild player Zach Parise was in the TV booth (again).

Lastly, we have the overtime winner from Nate Prosser. The 2014 Hockey Day Minnesota was hosted by the Handke Pit in Elk River. So naturally, Prosser ices the overtime winner, because he is from Elk River. It just had to happen that way.

Pretty neat script for Hockey Day Minnesota. Also worth noting, the Wild did pick up two points against a team trying to catch them in the standings.

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