Wild lacking complete game effort
By Jamie MacDonald
November 20, 2010
In a game of ebbs and flows, losing momentum and allowing chances, even in bunches, is bound to happen. Consistency comes from limiting those runs and stringing together some of your own.
Minnesota won't have to look far to see what did them in Saturday night. As has been the case on a number of nights this 2010-11 season, the Wild allowed their opponent to take one of their runs beyond a few shifts and drive it straight through an entire period.
One night earlier, it happened against the Red Wings. Minnesota was able to weather the storm in Detroit, thanks in large part to the work of Jose Theodore, and come back for an OT win.
On Saturday, the storm resulted in a three-goal third period from which the Wild could not recover en route to a 5-2 loss against the New York Rangers.