John Torchetti’s arrival helped generate a momentary burst from the Minnesota Wild, but now they’re gasping from another brutal punch to the gut.
In Thursday’s case, it came via a 3-2 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers, a game that ended in regulation thanks to an absolutely bonkers save by Michal Neuvirth will mere seconds remaining.
Sam Gagner called the save “disgusting,” an analysis that likely left his Wild opponents sadly nodding their heads.
NHL.com’s Dan Myers took a few screens of it:
Here’s the GIF:
Minnesota is now 27-24-10 with two straight defeats, and this one stings. Does this nudge GM Chuck Fletcher even a little bit from his stance that the Wild might be buyers?
For emphasis: The league determined that the puck didn’t cross the line.