Darcy Kuemper doesn’t really want to be in net when the high-scoring Colorado Avalanche finally break out of their offensive funk.
Coach Patrick Roy is hoping to see a different team — one resembling the squad that captured the Central Division last season — on the ice Saturday night for the home-opener against the Wild.
Zach Parise scored one of Minnesota’s four goals in the second period and assisted on two others, helping the Wild overwhelm Semyon Varlamov and the Colorado Avalanche 5-0 in the season opener Thursday night.
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Ryan O’Reilly stared at the floor in front of his locker for quite some time after a Game 7 overtime loss to Minnesota.
The Colorado Avalanche had a magical season but it came to end Wednesday night with a 5-4 overtime loss in Game 7 to the Wild. Patrick Roy said he has mixed feelings about the loss because the season was such a success.
Nino Niederreiter scored his second goal of the game 5:02 into overtime and Ilya Bryzgalov made a big save filling in for an injured Darcy Kuemper, leading the Minnesota Wild to a 5-4 win over the Colorado Avalanche in Game 7 on Wednesday night.
Patrick Roy was quite calm and even cracked a few jokes as his team went through a light workout. No signs of stress at all.
Zach Parise scored early and late on tipped shots, and the Minnesota Wild tacked on two empty-net goals for a 5-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Monday night that sent the first-round playoff series to a decisive Game 7.
Twice in the first five games, the Minnesota Wild have been less than 75 seconds away from a victory on the road that has been so rare in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs this year.