The Lighthouse would never claim that math is its strong suit, but on maybe the most celebrated math-related day that also involves baked goods, we’re all for it.
For the first time in a long, long time, the Lighthouse took a stroll outside on its way to Xcel Energy Center for the Minnesota Wild’s morning skate. Yes, it seems spring is finally in the air (fingers crossed) and the Wild looks to warm up from its recent cold stretch, tonight hosting the New York Rangers.
Shootout points are fickle things in the National Hockey League. Win a shootout and the extra point, and everything is hunky-dory. Drop a couple shootouts in a row and suddenly you’re on a losing streak.
When Matt Cooke laced up his skates for his first National Hockey League game, he was nervous; the butterflies were thrashing around in his stomach like wet clothes in a dryer. Making it to 1,000 games might’ve been the furthest thing from his mind.
Every month the Wild teams up with a local charity and sponsors it as the Charity of the Month. This March, the charity hits extra close to the Wild’s heart as Harding’s Hope gets this month’s honors.
Ilya Bryzgalov will start in net for the Wild tonight.
The netminder was acquired Tuesday, in exchange for a fourth-round draft pick, to add some needed depth between the pipes as goaltender Niklas Backstrom has been shut down for the foreseeable future.
Fans making their way to the Wild game tonight against the Blues, be advised: 35E between 94 and Hwy 36 is closed for construction. It may be a slight hassle, but please look ahead for another way into Saint Paul.
It’s only been four days, but Monday feels like it was an eternity ago.
The dust might’ve settled from cyclone of moves that was yesterday’s National Hockey League Trade Deadline Day, but it’s still been a whirlwind couple of days for the Minnesota Wild’s newest members, Matt Moulson, Cody McCormick and Ilya Bryzgalov.