The Minnesota Wild defeated the Seattle Cracken 5-1

"It was one of those nights where we weren't rewarded for some of the good"- Hakstol said.

by Sead Dedovic
The Minnesota Wild defeated the Seattle Cracken 5-1

The Minnesota Wild won 5-1 vs the Seattle Cracken. Matt Boldy has been great lately and scored a hat trick. This is his second hat trick in the last five games. "Same kid I was in February when things weren't going in, so I think the more you just kind of stick with who you are and don't change much, the better," Boldy said as quoted by NHL. Minnesota coach Dean Evason emphasized that the opposing team is extremely high quality.

They tried to press them from the very beginning. Still, his team did well. "Marc-Andre Fleury was absolutely outstanding to give us a chance to get our legs under us," Minnesota coach Dean Evason said. "They play an offensive game.

They go. They push the pace. They've got four lines that can score and get scoring chances. They did. We didn't defend real well at the start, and 'Flower' was there for us, and then we gradually got better. Second period wasn't that great either, but we did tighten up a little bit.

We had some turnovers and silly plays in the first, but he was fantastic."

Dave Hakstol comments

Seattle coach Dave Hakstol believes that his team could have had more luck. However, there were also many positive things that will definitely be a motivation for his team.

"It was one of those nights where we weren't rewarded for some of the good, hard work we did offensively," Seattle coach Dave Hakstol said. "We made too many mistakes that ended up in the back of our net. It felt like we could keep pushing and find one, especially in the first half of the hockey game … and get ourselves right back into it, but that didn't happen." Middleton was not satisfied with the first part of the match.

"We didn't play that well in the first, so it was nice to get a quick one like that," Middleton said. "I had the easy part of that whole shift. … 'Spurge' making a great pass, [Eriksson Ek] screening."

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