Is blowing a 2-0 lead a “new way” for the Minnesota Wild to lose?
Probably not, but that feeling of frustration lingers, as the New York Rangers stormed back from that deficit to grab a 4-2 win on Thursday.
Minnesota generated that 2-0 lead in the first period, a quick start that possibly angered Rangers head coach Alain Vingeault. The Rangers responded in the middle frame in particular, producing a 14-7 shot advantage and tying things up. As you can see, New York managed four unanswered goals to flip the script.
To little surprise, things are glum for the Wild.
Second straight year, a Broadway meltdown for the #mnwild, this time crumbling after a 2-0 deficit. 9th loss in 10 games. St. Louis next
Jaromir Jagr keeps climbing his way up the all-time scoring ranks, recording milestone after milestone.
The latest one is impressive, too. By setting up Brandon Pirri‘s tip-in goal, Jagr now has 1,100 assists. He’s just the sixth player to cross that barrier in NHL history.
Jagr still has another big step possibly in reach this season, depending upon how well he plays. This was the 1,837th point of Jagr’s career, leaving him just 13 points behind Gordie Howe for third all-time.
1. Wayne Gretzky – 2,857 points
2. Mark Messier – 1,887 points
3. Howe – 1,850 points
4. Jagr – 1,837 points (and counting).
We only get so many chances to watch the unparalleled sniper after he’s received about a week of rest in the middle of a season, so it should be interesting to see how he fares against the New York Islanders on Thursday.
You can watch the game on NBCSN and also stream it via the link below.