Here are the game scores for the Minnesota Wild contests for the week of 1/22/17. As always, these scores are courtesy of Derek, @Stateofstats, who pulls the data from Corsica.hockey.
Sunday, January 22 vs Nashville
Did you realize the Wild played back-to-backs for the last three weekends? It didn’t click until I looked at a calendar. Minnesota jumped out to an early 2-goal lead in this game, but a combination of tired legs (even though the guys said that wasn’t the case) and “dumb mistakes” (Boudreau’s words) cost them the game. Additionally Mikko Koivu was out due to illness, which I think really impacted teh team. Granlund and Reilly top the game score chart with 1.08, and a very impressive +17 corsi for the young defender. Scandella and Dumba just got crushed with -21 and -22 corsi diff.
Tuesday, January 24 at Dallas
Well, just like they did on Sunday, the Wild squandered a 2-goal lead. The FSN broadcast team showed a remarkable stat that in the last seven games Minnesota has played, one team or the other has given up a 2-goal lead. THAT’S WHY IT’S THE MOST DANGEROUS LEAD IN HOCKEY! The officiating in the game was terrible, and so I guess credit the Wild for sticking it out and grinding out a shootout win (Chris Stewart!? Chris Stewart.) Devan Dubnyk was his usual self, and posted a hefty 2.0 game score in this game. The stars controlled play for the better part of the second and third period, and if not for Duby, they probably would have lost 3-2 in regulation. Jason Pominville was very visible in this game, with 7 SOG and a goal. Mikael Granlund posted another solid game, extending his point streak to eight games. Eric Staal and Charlie Coyle were pretty much non-factors in this game, and Parise continued his middling play.