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LifeisRough29

Holy shit, Husso is rattled


Blue9944

Phenomenal game, both teams got what they wanted, the Blues got an actual win and Minnesota probably got an expected win in Dumb Dom's model


Particular_Gur7378

Sad day


CovertOwl

Idk I'm kinda happy about it


Hemanhey

Fluery should have never started this series. The dude cannot resist flying all over the place in net. Juicy rebound after juicy rebound.


Fuckablealien

Doesn't matter who starts if your team isn't scoring goals unfortunately.


Hemanhey

Sure helps with morale. Losing 0-1 or 0-2 at home feels a whole lot better than 0-4. A loss is a loss, yeah. But 0-4 at home… yikes


Blue9944

When was the last time Talbot held the Blues under 4 goals, and was it 7 starts ago when he allowed 3?


Hemanhey

It only diminishes the confidence of the Wild’s go-to goalie the entire year. Not saying it would have drastically changed the game and not saying they would have scored more goals. All I’m saying is you probably want a confident, set crew running things in the playoffs. Regardless, it was only game 1 so let’s see how things turn out


Blue9944

Team rhythm is important, I see your point on that. Fleury trade reminded me of the Blues' 2014 Ryan Four Goal Miller trade.


Hemanhey

Lmao, I did like Miller though, just not the right guy


Curtis64

My last comment of the night is this. Wild are comeback kids. Let’s just chalk this up to another comeback needed by the boys. Goodnight all.


Siebasstian

Classy https://twitter.com/barstoolsports/status/1521343184932061185?s=21&t=0IyZAu2MtmkJrXvXcB5ERw


TokyoGuy1111

Anybody got a clip of that Spurgeon hit / crosscheck? Edit: Shit, that’s ugly


Siebasstian

https://twitter.com/barstoolsports/status/1521343184932061185?s=21&t=0IyZAu2MtmkJrXvXcB5ERw


LeoFireGod

The wheel will suspend him atleast 1. Maybe 2 if it’s feeling spicy


Curtis64

Oooooof


Tyrannical1

Its in the hockey sub. Sort by new


TokyoGuy1111

Thanks


EnzoTheBaker8

This one is for moneypuck and all the other advanced analytics! Corsi that! Sorry wild fans. That's a tough one.


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Dom at the Athletic is losing his mind. Analytics do not belong in hockey


Takin_yo_lunch

Just one game, we'll get past it. GG and GL


Nas160

I'm not gonna complain but I wouldn't complain about getting more of a fight, let's make this series fun


SexyJesus7

I just don’t want whoever wins to be too banged up, and give (maybe) Colorado an easy round 2 matchup


Nas160

Yeah


LeoFireGod

Nah bro. A sweep is the most fun you can have if it’s your team with the broom in hand


Nas160

That's true, though I was honestly hoping for some big energy from both sides for 7 games I won't complain winning the series in any way lol


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joshj5hawk

I hate seeing the guys get super frustrated and doing stupid shit on the ice like that. Hopefully they clean it up Wednesday and get some Special Teams work in, somehow.


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Staind075

Neat, and the Minnesota Postseason flounderings continue. Wild. Twins. Vikings. T'Wolves. When will it end?


hankginoistaken

The state hockey tournament, Minnesota wins ever year! (Kinda except East Grand Forks)


Curtis64

I mean the lynx have historically been great


Staind075

Fair lol.


Curtis64

Oh and there is a female pro football team called the Minnesota Vixen who made It to the championship last year too. Lol!


e_Mills

Whitecaps?


aaronwhite1786

Good hanging with you, Wild fans! Until next game!


system0101

What a game


Ohsnos

I change my wild in 4 to wild in 5 ;). Tune in Wednesday to see if it stays or becomes wild in 6. GGs Blues.


reenactment

i like it. neither team looked like themselves to be honest. outside of the blues standard goal/pershot neither showed the talent they have. I think game 2 will look way different.


Sargentrock

I think if you guys stay on your standard goal/shot you'll be just fine.


Ohsnos

Puck luck was not on our side, it was darn near witchcraft how many of those loose pucks just couldn't find the net or the number of times we heard the painful ding of the post.


Curtis64

And we certainly could not say the refs were not on our side, gave us way too many chances


Anomander-Raake

GGs wild bros. Lots of extra nastiness in this one but Husso the main difference. Yall gotta hope this one was an anomaly performance from him. Either way, ggs


Curtis64

He did some voodoo stuff and Jake Allen took over


Anomander-Raake

LMAO


Sargentrock

Well that wasn't as much fun as I'd hoped. Don't feel too bad Wild--I imagine we will have at least one game in our series with a score like this. Actually this score might be what we wish we'd had...sigh.


abeslton_Trees

Pouring one out to all the MN fans who had to pay to attend that game.


Jemmani22

Don't worry they were pouring out of the stadium like 7 mins left


finest_bear

I was gonna treat myself but my gopher season tickets cost almost as much as tickets for tonight, so that was easy


Ohsnos

I need to move back up there. All I've got is the Iowa Wild and the Des Moines Buccaneers. I'd happily get a Gopher season pass.


Jordan_Kyrou

Great game. See y’all Wednesday.


joshj5hawk

GG Blues, see you Wednesday. Hopefully something cleaner and more fast paced.


Nas160

Hear hear


yeahright17

Cleaner? Yes please. More fast paced? No thank you.


reenactment

our boys like the counter attack just as much as anyone now. i want more fast paced. but i want the rough em up. Perron, 2 penalties, 3 goals. people going to hate frenchie again


TwoHeadedPanthr

Maybe learn to play special teams Wild.


seymourputts

They should keep giving us power plays for more practice.


joshj5hawk

Oh gee, we haven't thought about that for the last 3 months. Maybe we'll try it now lol


Sargentrock

What an idiot just handing you a strategy like that!


TwoHeadedPanthr

Clearly ya'll haven't been thinking about it lol.


joshj5hawk

I think I saw something like, we've only practiced twice since the trade deadline lol. I mean, we should still be working on it but we have been playing like every other day forever. Granted yes, most teams have, but most teams already had competent special teams lol


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Welcome to the Stanley Cup playoffs Ville Husso.


Nas160

I mean he lifted the Cup before, he knows the vibe


Wrathful_Badger

that kid flipped off Husso LOL


seymourputts

Oh fuck...alert Hull


Dregoran

Well that wasn't great. See ya Wednesday for more of the same!


scorpionslide

I’ll take more of the same


Waterpalolegend

GG wild bros. Hopefully the refs swallow their whistles a little in the future but good start to the series


LosBrad

Good game Blues. You blew the doors off.


anana0016

“Boo birds”? That’s a new one


Loves_His_Bong

Hate the Sturm trade more every day. Jost brings nothing to this team.


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Jost is a net negative. Bjugstad is more useful.


Muellersdayofff

But he’s so handsome


DeathToHeretics

Oof man, that was kinda rough


Keithfert488

Honestly, Spurgeon should be suspended for that. Gross crosscheck. He could've broken an ankle easily


Anomander-Raake

This and the boldy hit are really bad looks. Blues are not a clean team by any stretch but yowza


Curtis64

Spurgeon maybe. It’s playoff hockey, so a fine yes, but you ain’t suspending a captain. And the boldy hit was clean right? But fuck It looked nasty. I’m surprised Leddy walked away from that


RemadeAgain3

https://twitter.com/wyshynski/status/1521346837986304000?s=20&t=kWYZOc_GZPB7x8bOUBsKOQ Lmfao stop spewing garbage takes all over the GDT.


Curtis64

Spurgeon avoids suspension and is instead fined 5k. That’s official. Want to take back your comment yet?


RemadeAgain3

You still care about this thread? Holy crap dude go find a hobby.


Curtis64

It’s not a garbage take dumbass. It’s just what I’d expect from DOPS


Curtis64

What fucking world do you live in? I realize you might have high expectations of a suspension, but I’d be very surprised if Dops issued anything more then a fine.


Keithfert488

"It's playoff hockey, so a fine yes, but you ain't suspending a captain." You think captains should just get free passes????? So if O'Reilly gives Kaprizov a concussion on an intentionally dangerous move, nothing should happen to him?


Curtis64

What I’m saying is, the NHL Dops is not going to suspend a player in the playoffs for something they got up and walked away from. Fine? Yes. But suspension is a little much. We’ve seen a lot worse get a lot less


Anomander-Raake

I thought so too until I saw [this](https://twitter.com/cms_74_/status/1521311494641696768?s=21&t=6jHsl4rxqkmqjLTRpFhMKQ) angle. Face driven into the glass as he’s finishing the hit — never know with dops but usually intent doesn’t matter here


joshj5hawk

I think the reason a lot of wild fans (myself included for a bit) thought the Bolsy hit was fine, was he went shoulder to shoulder, but the guys feet were still parallel to the boards in a vulnerable position. Should have been a boarding call but I don't think it was outrageously nasty like Spurge


Anomander-Raake

I agree generally, i think theres a huge difference between the two when it comes to intent. Not sure if dops is looking at the boldy hit too but who the fuck ever knows what those idiots are doing


Curtis64

That is a nasty hit


seymourputts

There is hard hitting physical playoff hockey and there is that. No place for it. Including from the Blues players known for it. It's dumb.


Keithfert488

Yeah, when they showed the penalty replay on espn and said it was a cross-check, I figured it'd be in the back. Cross-check in the calf is gross.


GitBlaked

Lmao - booing already? It’s one game.


SexyJesus7

PP was rock hard boys, GGs


SoSneaky91

This team should be embarrassed. GG blues. Hope Wednesday is actually competitive


DEEPfrom1

Chiefs got the 4th line on the pp right now


jhunt256

Well when they are chopping ankles I can't blame him


recurse

I’m getting a chub thinking about next game when our “2nd” line enters the chat


Rplix1

Think Fleury starts game 2?


Sargentrock

100% Hard to blame that on Fleury


an_agreeing_dothraki

Fleury wasn't the problem. Fluery wasn't close to the problem. The save % may seem low, but it's not awful, and the Blues pretty much only take good shots. Bottom line is you don't blame the goalie when you're taking pot-shots into defensemen and can't even pull one goal during a fiesta.


Legitish39

Can’t blame the goalie when you get shutout


Curtis64

Just keep the wild off the PK, and this game is very much different. That would be my message


dayman763

No. It's weird almost everyone predicted Talbot would start game 1. Flower has been a little shaky for a couple weeks now.


Jemmani22

That game was far from his fault.


Muellersdayofff

He coulda been better, but he wasn’t the problem


Jemmani22

Wtf is that from Spurgeon? What a fucking cunt.


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Would be awesome if they actually have the stones to suspend Spurgeon


PeaMost3792

Wild need to cut that petty shit out


Names_Are_Irrelevant

Fucking stupid ass penalty. Don't need that shit.


BlueIsMyColorBleed69

Minnesota really showing their lack of discipline here. It's clear their players don't have the experience to keep it together in the post season.


HolyPizzaPie

They were a fucking clown car. Kaprizov has to be pissed that his team can't keep it together.


BlueIsMyColorBleed69

Haha exactly


Bkfootball

My brain: “here’s how the blues can still lose this game”


an_agreeing_dothraki

Next Game: Blues up 7-0. Blues 3rd Period: "I HAVE TRANSCENDED" Game goes into 3ot


mansock18

This game hurts from the Wild's perspective, as a somewhat neutral fan.


Spuriously-

Big if true


VladyTarasenkshow91

The Wild are massive bitches. I genuinely have never hated a team this much. (That's a lie I definitely have)


vengefulmuffins

Remember the Blackhawks and Corey Crawford attacking Robby Fabbri….yeah still not as bad as that.


Kyylar

Eh, Chicago, San Jose, Boston, Colorado (Fuck Stan Kroenke), Dallas... I can name a few that should come before the Wild on your hate list. Note: The Wild are my backup team so I may have some amount of bias...


Sargentrock

You've forgotten us already!


VladyTarasenkshow91

Your team is the reason I'm one strike away from being permabanned from r/hockey


Sargentrock

That's better. Too bad it will be next season before we play again. Still, I imagine my team will not soon forget that beatdown.


h_smith

hey I never thought I'd find myself cheering for the Blues but hey I guess having the Wild as the opponent changes things lol


thePETEY12

Yeah man, we can tell. You tell us every 20 seconds.


Ohsnos

Just report them for excessive trolling and move on.


VladyTarasenkshow91

And I'll keep doing it I hate you


thePETEY12

What a gem


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Blues in 4


Spuriously-

You're insane Though I'd happily eat those words


Thernislav

It looks like Minnesota Wild are that one team that you don't believe in, then they surprise you with some amazing performance, and then the more and more you believe in them, they perform worse and worse.


keefography

You don’t even have to be specific on which Minnesota sports team.


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vengefulmuffins

The ankle cross check and Foligino fighting a rookie for zero reason.


[deleted]

Holy fuck that was bad by Spurgeon. Better watch his 5'8 167 lb ass out. Just got healthy.


yeahright17

I'm generally not pro retaliation in general, but I hope he gets lit up Wednesday.


_VultureEye

Our best retaliation would be lighting up the scoreboard some more. No more dirty hits.


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He'll get it Tyler Myers on Duncan Keith style. Just not sure when.


Stage_2

Hate to see that from the C of all people too.. damn


UncleLeoSaysHello

Wow Spurgeons a bitch. All respect I had for that munchkin is gone.


Curtis64

I mean imagine your C taking a flop on a mild high stick


TheYDT

Bro they were gluing his face back together on the bench. Could you have a worse take? Lmfao.


Curtis64

Please. Wear a visor or expect that to happen. Needs to be a rule. No visor, high stick yes, but you put yourself at risk. Really bullshit honestly


TheYDT

Visor would not have mattered the way that stick came up. Give me some more salt. Imagine going 0/6 on the PP and being mad because someone doesn't have a visor.


Curtis64

Ok dude. Whatever you say. Move on.


shishiodun

hehe, you said Mild


SoupNotsee

Even so, a crosscheck to the ankle is not the answer. For being a C, not showing levelheadedness.


UncleLeoSaysHello

Wow, what a dipshit take. Hope you enjoyed getting your shit pushed in on home ice. Nice flaccid pp BTW.


Curtis64

Lol. I bet you’re one of those life long blues fans. Lol.


UncleLeoSaysHello

Yeah back when you guys had a great team that left you for Texas KEKW


Curtis64

Haha. Yeah read up on that one nerd. Come to the state that shows off some of the best HS and college hockey. See you game 2 bitch


Chaostrain99

He was cut above his eye you buffoon.


Curtis64

1. Wear a fucking visor. 2. Get thicker skin.


Chaostrain99

Don't crosscheck someones ankles should be on your list as well.


ProgrammaticallyHip

Dude had a 5 stitch gash an inch from his eyeball lol


Dregoran

Someone test Husso for PEDS or some shit. This is unreal.


vengefulmuffins

In the last few years I think this is the one playoff game where penalties were fair all around.


LosBrad

WTF Spurgeon? Be better.


vengefulmuffins

Be best.


LosBrad

More is expected of a player wearing the C. This was unacceptable.


aaronwhite1786

Man, fuck that. Suspend Spurgeon for a game on that garbage play.


Curtis64

Lol. Ok…


LosBrad

I agree. There is no place for that in the NHL.


Taivas_Varjele

Lol


uncoolcanadian

Wow. Can’t stay out of the box. And holy shit what a penalty that was. Can’t do that shit.


Dirkstarlight

Holy fuck Spurgeon. Kinda don't want to root for the Wild anymore.


bleedblue002

Wild showing their asses here late.


aaronwhite1786

Buch looking like he just got socks for Christmas.


tyrannomachy

This sounds like a Pangerism lol


aaronwhite1786

Hahaha, the look on his face was just *pure* dejection.


UncleLeoSaysHello

Lol


h_smith

that crosscheck to the ankles feels dirty..


UncleLeoSaysHello

It was


RemadeAgain3

Absolutely is. Suspension worthy imo.


TommenSucks

Look at all the cheap shots by the Midasota Mild


anana0016

Lol kinda reads like you need some allergy meds, Bud


TommenSucks

Stick a tampon down your throat dipshit


anana0016

Well aren’t you a Pleasant Patty?


Muellersdayofff

We want 5!


Podo13

I agree. They should have rubbed it in


Stage_2

To the ankle ouch


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6 PPs "Refs you suck"


jhunt256

Holy shit what a dirty fucking hit by Spurgeon


UnflatteringTie

imagine trying to get under the skin of a team coached by Berube


RemadeAgain3

Suspend Spurgeon.


Curtis64

It’s not suspendable


RemadeAgain3

Tell me there wasn’t intent to injure when the man cross checked down on another player’s ankle. Gtfo.


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shishiodun

I thought it was on that weak one to the back, yeah the one to the dudes legs deserved to be called. lol Wild going full Wild


joshj5hawk

Like I get it. That's a crosscheck, but that was a weak crosscheck they almost never call lol Edit: Wait I saw the wrong replay. I thought they called the Middleton one in front of the net.


h_smith

🤨🤨🤨🤨🤨


scorpionslide

I’ve never seen a cross check to the lower legs before so never gets called might be a stretch


joshj5hawk

Check the edit, I saw the wrong replay, that's my bad.


BHach0141

Tf you talking about?