Monday, February 21, 2011

Weekend Recap, Mikko Koivu injured

Mikko KoivuThe Minnesota Wild hosted a pair of games this weekend, on Friday against the Anaheim Ducks and Sunday against the Detroit Red Wings.

On Friday, the Wild defeated the Ducks 5-1. After Corey Perry's goal in the 1st period, the Wild responded with 5 straight goals for the victory. Scoring for the Wild were Mikko Koivu, Matt Cullen, Eric Nystrom, Kyle Brodziak, and Martin Havlat. Unfortunately, all was not great. Captain Mikko Koivu left the game with a hand injury after the first period and did not return. It's been reported that he has a broken left index finger and will most likely miss 3 weeks. He may or may not require surgery.

On Sunday, the Wild hosted the Wings at 11:30 AM as part of Hockey Day America. The Wings prevailed with a 2-1 shootout victory. Nick Lidstrom scored in the 3rd period to put the Wings on the board, but minutes later Martin Havlat responded with a breakaway goal from a nice pass by Brent Burns. Niklas Backstrom played brilliantly throughout the game and made an absolutely absurd save in overtime. With the shootout loss, the Wild got a big one point. With 68 points, they join five other teams in the 68-70 point range.

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