The pun is right there for the taking, but it’s true.
It really was a “wild” win.
Down 3-1 in the third period, the St. Louis Blues stormed back, and with 23 seconds remaining, Robert Thomas fired a shot to make it a 4-3, and it was all over.
“It’s a mindset for me more than anything. It’s staying on our toes and being aggressive,” coach Craig Berube said, as the Blues won their third straight game to improve to 22-19-6. In the process, they remain ahead of teams such as Arizona and Los Angeles for the final playoff position in the West.
Minnesota already clinched a playoff spot.
Early in the third period, Mike Hoffman, who already had one power-play goal in the game, scored another to make it 3-2 Wild. Thanks in part to poor defense by Minnesota, Jordan Kyrou was able to tie the game at 3-3.
“We’re definitely clicking a lot more together as a group. These are huge wins for us,” Kyrou said.
While they are far from having the best record in hockey, the St. Louis Blues have yet again shown how resilient they are, especially given the dire circumstances this season, most notably the injury bug.
But then again, late-season surges are what St. Louis sports teams are famous for…