10/11/14: Minnesota Wild 3 Colorado Avalanche 0

1st Wild Goal (Coyle), Even

  • Minnesota Contributions
    N. Niederreiter – battles for a puck along the boards near the left faceoff circle in the Avalanche zone and knocks it back to Haula
    E. Haula – chips the puck further up the boards to Suter at the left point
    R. Suter – throws the puck back down the boards, sending it behind the net and to the right corner of the zone (cont.), corrals the puck and takes a shot from above the left faceoff circle
    J. Brodin – pinches down the right boards and pushes the puck to Coyle in the corner (cont.) gets the puck back and moves it to Suter at the left point
    C. Coyle – protects the puck in the corner and chips it back up to Brodin along the right side boards (cont.), screens Varlamov from Suter’s shot and deflects it past his blocker
  • Colorado Faults
    G. Landeskog – leaves his coverage of Brodin when Coyle has the puck, which gives Coyle the option to move the puck high and open up the entire zone

2nd Wild Goal (Zucker), Even

  • Minnesota Contributions
    T. Vanek – retrieves a puck he lost in the left corner of the Avalanche zone turns up towards the bottom of the left faceoff circle, and centers the puck for Zucker
    J. Zucker – one-times Vanek’s pass past Varlamov’s glove
  • Colorado Faults
    R. Wilson – stands next to Varlamov instead of covering the passing lane into the slot between Vanek and Zucker

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3rd Wild Goal (Parise), Even

  • Minnesota Contributions
    Z. Parise – steals the puck from Barrie along the boards and chips it to Cooke in the defensive zone (cont.), skates down the right side, pushes the puck past Briere, and puts the puck into an empty net
    M. Cooke – chips the puck back to Parise as they exit the defensive zone
  • Colorado Faults
    T. Barrie – loses the puck to Parise in the Wild zone against the boards

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