The Minnesota Wild won a tough game against the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night. The final score was 2-1 to the Wild. One of the most notable stats from the game was the Wild not scoring a goal in five powerplays, something that got the Wild fans very heated. So heated that they started booing their own team.
ans had started to boo during the third minute of a five-minute major penalty on Canadiens’ forward Eric Tangradi in the third period.
The booing by home fans at the Xcel Energy Center in St Paul didn’t sit well with Wild forward Zach Parise, who called the fans out by asking whether they’d have preferred to lose the game with four powerplay goals.
“We won the game,” Parise said afterwards, according to Michael Russo of the Star Tribune. “You want us to score four power-play goals and lose? We beat arguably the best team in the East.”
He’s got a point you know. To use a cliched sports term “A win is a win”. Fans should be happy with that and worry about powerplay performance when it costs them a game. The WIld are now at 14-9-1 for the season.
Parise has seen action in 19 games this season, scoring nine goals and notching 11 assists.