We all love good old-fashioned comebacks. We love the sweet smell of victory that follows some miraculous turn of events (cough, cough…Seahawks). We can’t handle the joy, shock, and awe that follows some incredible and unforgettable display of athletic ability.
Well, another mind-boggling and mind-blowing moment took place Sunday night in the NHL.
The Minnesota Wild managed to turn a 0-1 hole heading into the final period of play into a 6-2 absolute stomping of the Dallas Stars.
Dallas had control of the game from the first drop of the puck, but key plays made by Zach Parise and Mikko Koivu turned things around for the Wild as they not only got their team on the board and tied things up, but it was Koivu’s unassisted goal that put the Wild in a 2-1 advantage.
And from there, the goals just seemed to pile on.
Minnesota’s first two goals came within the first four minutes of the final frame. After Koivu’s goal at 3:23, Stephane Veilleux scored five minutes later. Following that, at around the halfway point of the period, Matt Dumba and Mikael Granlund knocked in each one of their own within sixty seconds of each other.
Zach Parise scored the sixth goal of the night for Minnesota with just over two minutes left in regulation.
Jason Spezza had both goals for the Stars.
This match up was also the last one between these two teams for the remainder of at least the regular season, but they may end up seeing each other in the playoffs depending on how the rest of the season pans out.
As it stands now, the Minnesota Wild won the season series 4-1 and don’t seem to have much love lost for a Dallas squad that has been seemingly exposed in every possible way this year as they scratch and claw for answers.
Thankfully, there’s still time to grow this year.
Up next, the Dallas Stars must go against the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night while the Minnesota Wild will be taking on the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday as well.