The Minnesota Wild should have won the first game of this series and they came mere inches away from securing that win on an empty net goal. But not only did they end up losing that game in overtime to the Colorado Avalanche, they’re now in a two game whole to the Avs after dropping Game 2 by a 4-2 final score.
Colorado was just too fast and quick with their shots for Ilya Bryzgalov and the Wild, something that resulted in a goalie change for Minnesota in the second period. But while the game was netminded very well by Darcey Kemper, the Avalanche were able to hang onto the lead they built.
Minnesota made things interesting late, as they scored a shorthanded goal with under two minutes left to go that cut the lead to 3-2. But an empty net goal finished the game off at 4-2 and the Avalanche hold a very comfortable 2-0 series lead over the Wild.
The series will now head back to St. Paul where the Wild will be looking to get a game in the series in front of their home crowd. They need to get a win in Game 3 as they’re quickly being choked out by a Colorado team that could very well be making the first step in an eventual Stanley Cup season.