By: Kate Butler | KFAN.com
After a rare, relaxing, day off, the Wild took the ice tonight in
Head Coach Mike Yeo made the decision to juggle around a few of his lines, making his top line Pominville, Parise, and Koivu. "We have to find a way to generate a little more,” said Pominville before the game regarding the line changes.
The Wild drew first blood at into the second period when Jonas Brodin fired a wrist shot for a power play goal. Heatley and Granlund picked up the assists on the first goal. The Panthers were outshot again this period by the Wild, 13-8, but neither team could find the net after Brodin’s goal.
Aleks Barkov capitalized on
Tim Thomas shut out Parise and Koivu in succession on the shootout. Josh Harding wasn’t able to stop Jonathan Huberdeau or Brad Boyes, giving the Panthers the win for both the shootout and the game.
The Wild will be home for the better part of three weeks after tonight, starting on Tuesday with the Nashville Predators. The puck drops at on iheartradio.com and KFAN 100.3 FM!