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Wild Offense Absent Again, Lose 4-0 to Stars

Game recap form Hockey Wilderness. Check out the full game recap for the three stars and answers to the five questions of the game.

Shutout two games in a row in the middle of a playoff race against two teams very close to you in the standings. If anything screams "We just don't want it," that would be it. For the second straight game, the Wild showed absolutely no ability to master the basics of offensive hockey, and they paid for it. Again.

Russo tweeted at one point: Season ended March 11, 2011. While that is true, the death blow was dealt last night. It just took over night for the playoff hopes to bleed out. Come on. Fourteen shots on goal tonight? After getting just 19 last night? Thirty three shots in two games, or as many as the Wild give up in one.

Two games in a row that simply do not warrant a long game re-cap. If last night was the Hindenburg disaster, tonight is this:



 

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.