How about them Blues? The Minnesota Wild started the series affirming the biggest narrative that they had about them as a team: that they play well on the road. Saturday? That narrative was all shot to hell courtesy of Vladimir Tarasenko. His hat trick in game two helped split the series, and now the onus is on the Wild to pick it up at home. They were 22-13-6 on home ice last year, which isn't nearly as good of a mark as they probably were expected to have, especially down the stretch. They haven't won a game at XCel since March 28th.
Regardless, they seem to be happy to not be in St. Louis anymore. I can see why - their crowds in Minny are loud. Let's see if Tarasenko can't quiet them down a bit.
Whelp, that's that.
This is your morning open thread. Check back later for some Road Music and anything else that pops up before puck drop (like the #freebort movement being successful). Don't forget to check Hockey Wilderness too for their gameday stuff. It should be a good one.
Let's go Blues.