Monday, April 14, 2008

Tonight’s Wild/Avalanche game is once again brought to you by the letters O and T.

Those that play the numerous on line sports betting games made popular across North America these days would be wise to keep the numbers 3 and 2 in mind and the letters OT.

For the third game in a row, the Avalanche and Wild required extra time to decide a winner, with Minnesota persevering by a score of 3-2, in a spirited match which saw chances at both ends of the rink in regulation and over time.

Colorado can thank Jose Theodore for at least providing them with the opportunity to make a run at win number two, Theodore stood on his head for a good portion of the game Monday night, denying the Wild a go ahead goal on many occasions that might normally have been an easy night to score.

Likewise, Niklas Backstrom was more than up to the task in the Minnesota end of the rink, mindful of Mr. Sakic, Mr. Smyth and Mr. Forsberg and their ability to change a game with the flick of a wrist. Backstrom held them all at bay for the most part, surrendering only two goals on 46 Avalanche shots over the course of the game.

These two teams are quite possibly the two teams that are the most evenly match of all of the sixteen participants, they never seem to deviate from their game plans too much and distance is never too far that a game ever seems out of hand.

Minnesota fired 39 shots at the Colorado end of the net, a number of which came dangerously close to changing the routine of the 3-2 victory template.

With the wind the Wild hold a two game to one lead in the best of seven series, with a quick turn around in place as game four goes Tuesday night.

We’ll see all of our faithful readers back here at this same time 24 hours from now, fully expecting another OT match up and a 3-2 final.

Minneapolis Star-Tribune-- Wild just fine in overtime again
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