In the aftermath of Mathew Dumba’s overtime goal in Minnesota’s 2-1 win over Nashville on Tuesday, some viewers noticed Zach Parise chirping Preds captain Shea Weber prior to joining Dumba in the celebratory mob.
So, what exactly did Parise say to Weber?
“Nothing you want to write,” he explained, per the Star-Tribune. “We were just going after each other all game.
“You reach your boiling point. I think he reached his, too.”
The visual evidence (not overwhelming, but you can see Parise get after Weber around 0:08.)
Parise had good reason to chirp. The Wild are the NHL’s hottest team at the moment and, improbably, have trimmed Nashville’s 21-point lead in the Central Division — yeah, the Preds were up 21 on the Wild on Jan. 13 — to just nine heading into tonight’s action.