The score was 1-zip in Game 3 of the best-of-five qualifying round between the Wild and Vancouver Canucks.

Brock Boeser — the pride of Burnsville and someone the Canucks drafted 23rd overall in 2015 because Minnesota, a franchise long starved for elite goal-scoring, opted at pick No. 20 to pass up on a sniper who grew up 15 minutes from its downtown St. Paul headquarters — was the goal-scorer.

Batting in front of the net on a second-period power play, Boeser found some loose change punched out by Alex Stalock and backhanded his second goal of the series while falling to the ice.

Fast forward to the start of the third period, and the Wild’s best line on this given day — Marcus Foligno, Joel Eriksson Ek and Jordan Greenway — pressured in desperate search of the tying goal.

Jonas Brodin flung a shot on net that hit some bodies and landed at the ice. Somehow, Eriksson Ek’s stick was turned upside down, the knob of his…





READ NEWS SOURCE

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here