Minnesota Wild defeat Boston Bruins, 1-0
At first glance, Marek Zidlicky didn't have much of a play.
The point man had the puck during Minnesota's fourth straight power play, which came at 6:20 of the second period. There wasn't a shooting lane. The Wild didn't have much traffic in front.
But the power-play specialist did what he's been coached to do: create an opportunity where one doesn't exist. So by fading off the right point and walking the puck to the middle of the ice, Zidlicky created the scoring ch...
Even when teams are playing their best - and right now, the Bruins are a cut or two below their best - it's hard to look good against the Wild.
"They're notorious for it," said Bruins rookie Blake Wheeler, a favorite son of Minnesota and a faithful follower of the Wild in both high school and college. "It's talked about a lot there . . . you know, Coach Lemaire's system."
The Bruins, less than a week removed from the good, good, good times of a 10-game winning streak...