Sign in with your NHL account:
  • Submit
  • Or
  • Sign in with Google
Official Site of the Minnesota Wild
Single Game Ticekt Going Fast Season Ticket Holder Central Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest MN Wild App
Features

Final Four Set In Top Plays

The Wild's captain and assistant captain square off in one bracket, while two rookies face each other in the other

Thursday, 05.30.2013 / 10:38 AM / Minnesota Wild | Features
By Ben Wolfson  - Special to Wild.com
X
Share with your Friends


Final Four Set In Top Plays

The votes for the Quarterfinals have been submitted and counted, and we have the final four plays moving onto the Semifinals of the Ri-DQ-ulous Top Plays Tournament.

Voting for the Semifinals begins Monday, June 3 at 10 a.m. and ends at noon on Thursday, June 6.

Download an updated bracket, and read more about the Semifinal matchups:

Semifinal matchup No. 1: Tik-Tak-Koivu vs. Parise to Parise

In the first semifinal matchup we have the winners from the Koivu and Parise brackets and fittingly they are plays by Mikko Koivu and Zach Parise. Tik-Tak-Koivu won its matchup vs. Koivu's OT Winner. Tik-Tak-Koivu was one of the prettiest passings plays you will see in the NHL this season with Zach Parise, Ryan Suter and Wild captain Mikko Koivu creating a passing triangle, which ended with a goal against the Avalanche. Facing off against Tik-Tak-Koivu is Parise to Parise, one of the more unique plays from the season. Zach Parise shows off his knack for scoring against the Oilers when his first shot was blocked by goaltender Devan Dubnyk, he cleverly passed the puck across the goal line while he zoomed around the back of the net and met the puck on the other side to score. This is a heavyweight showdown between the Wild's captain and assistant captain both of whom made spectacular plays.

Semifinal matchup No. 2: Coyle Beast Mode vs. Zucker's First

In the second semifinal matchup it is a battle of standout rookie performers, Charlie Coyle and Jason Zucker. Coyle the man-child power forward won his bracket with his appropriately named higlight submission, "Coyle Beast Mode". In this March 10 game against the Canucks, Coyle bowled over multiple Vancouver defenders with the Wild on the forecheck. He then won a battle along the boards and set up a goal for Zach Parise all in a single shift. He goes against the winner of the Pominville bracket, which was Jason Zucker's first career NHL goal. Against the Red Wings, Zucker passed the puck off the boards to himself, while in his own zone and used his speed to go end to end and score past Jimmy Howard. The speed of Zucker is something that Wild fans haven't seen for a while and showed off the rookie's reputation as an explosive scorer.


divider
wild.com is the official Web site of the Minnesota Wild Hockey Club. The Minnesota Wild, wild.com, "The State of Hockey" and State of Hockey flag image are trademarks of Minnesota Sports & Entertainment. NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2013  Minnesota Sports & Entertainment and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.


About Us | FAQs | Contact Us | Employment | NHL.com Terms of Use | Advertising | Code of Conduct | Privacy Policy | AdChoices

>