Saturday, December 18, 2010

Backstrom in Goal Tonight, Not Theo (12/18/10) But some photos from past games...

Backstrom will start in Calgary tonight, not Theo. Here was what Coach Todd Richards said:

"Richards made clear that Backstrom is the Minnesota Wild and he's still the guy. (Russo included "the" in italics, so I wanted to emphasize that.) He didn't want frustration to set in with Backstrom, who's started only six of the past 13 games. Only three of the seven non-starts were non-back-to-back situations though, or games he normally would have started as the No. 1 -- Nov. 29 at Calgary, Dec. 1 vs. Phoenix and last game vs. Ottawa.

His last two starts before the Anaheim stinker -- home vs. Calgary and at Phoenix -- were "better" said Richards following an awful stretch. In six starts since a 2-1 overtime win Nov. 17 vs. Anaheim, Backstrom’s save percentage has dropped from .938 to .914 and his goals against average has risen from 1.91 to 2.75."

So that's that about the goalie situation tonight. I'm going to make another post and discuss those things a bit more.

But I did find more photos of a few of past Theo games. Sometimes it takes a few days for them to show up online.

From the November 6th game against Columbus.

From the November 12th game against Florida.

From the November 19th game against Detroit.

From the November 29th game against Calgary.

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