I've had the pleasure of being a Wild fan since the begining, and I've seen this team go through a lot. The team started as any new team does as the joke of the league, they've now turned it around to being a good team. However in this year's playoffs they've taken a step back in a lot of people minds not being able to get a win against Anaheim. Tonight will start the comeback that needs to happen for Minnesota to hold the respect they deserve.
In games one, two and three it was small mistakes that cost them the game; taking out your own goalie, letting Skoula stay on the team and then Burns wiffing on a perfectly good opportunity. These mistakes are easily fixable, and almost expected mistakes from a young and inexperienced defensive group. The Wild are better than these mistakes will show and they will start showing that tonight.
The first goal will be Brent Burns showing off his stuff, the second and third goals will be Brian Rolston finally showing his stuff in the playoffs, the fifth goal will prove why Demitra and Gaborik were meant for each other and finally Rolston will finish off the hat trick. A win like this would send the State of Hockey home with the happiness they deserve from a solid team.
I think the Wild have what it takes to make a comeback in any series, they are a team that will fight until the end. Hopefully Dr. Lemaire has devised the needed plan to pummel the defense of the Ducks, and tonight we'll see that in action.
Wild 6 - Ducks 0