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.
… And you can’t help but wonder if their captain will absorb some of the heat.
In an eyebrow-raising comment, Ryan Suter admits that the Wild are “a fragile team.”
Yikes. Those are the kind of quotes that make you wonder about job security and panic trades.
The West wild card race is unforgiving, to say the least, and Minnesota really can’t afford many more nights like these.
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