Blake Wheeler confesses that returning home to play in Minnesota still feels unique after a 12-year NHL profession invested playing somewhere else, consisting of the previous 9 seasons for the Wild's rival Winnipeg Jets.
" I actually seem like the item of some good teams and I've played on some really great lines," Wheeler stated. "I play a lot of minutes, so I just feel lucky for the opportunities I've had here and the guys I get to play with every night. It's not going to be long before one of these guys on this group passes me and that will be a great moment too. It's a reflection of taking benefit of your chances and playing with a lot of actually good people."
Winnipeg began the game with the league's worst penalty-kill, however capitalized even when down a guy. In addition to the short-handed goal, the second of the season for the Jets, Winnipeg had another chance in the 2nd when it had three players in alone on Stalock.
The Wild were 0 of 3 on the power-play. They've scored on two of their last 29 possibilities with the guy benefit and entered the day 21st in the league on the power-play.
Scheifele's objective was scored with 6 seconds left in the first to give Winnipeg a 2-0 lead.
" It's a poor feeling going into intermission when they score late," Stalock stated. "Never might return. They won the second duration, we talked about simply wishing to win the second, they won the 2nd and certainly came out on the third and they sort of put their foot down."