Minnesota Wild defeat Anaheim Ducks, 4-3
Almost two years ago to the day, Mikko Koivu sat down for a visit at this northeast Minneapolis coffee shop.
He was coming off a breakout sophomore season, yet he still was considered an up-and-comer with plenty of untapped potential.
Inside Minnesota, Koivu was overshadowed by Marian Gaborik and Brian Rolston. Outside Minnesota, he couldn't escape the stigma of sharing a surname with a certain Montreal Canadiens captain and Finnish legend.
"It's funny. I was just...
It's never a good sign when the loudest cheers at your home opener are because of what's happened 9 miles away at the Metrodome.
For most of Tuesday night, that was the case for the Wild, which through two periods provided its fans with a most unpleasant first glimpse at this new-look team by falling behind three goals to the Anaheim Ducks.
But in a shocking turn of events, the Wild players turned their brains from off to on and gave their restless fans a reason to s...